Brockley railway station

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Brockley London Overground National Rail
Brockley railway station MMB 02.jpg
Brockley is located in Greater London
Location of Brockley in Greater London
Local authorityLewisham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeBCY
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 4.231 million[2]
2016–17Increase 4.451 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 4.289 million[2]
2018–19Increase 4.429 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 4.269 million[2]
Key dates
6 March 1871Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′52″N 0°02′13″W / 51.4645°N 0.0369°W / 51.4645; -0.0369Coordinates: 51°27′52″N 0°02′13″W / 51.4645°N 0.0369°W / 51.4645; -0.0369
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Brockley railway station serves the south-east London district of Brockley and is on the main railway line between London Bridge and Brighton. It is 3 miles 56 chains (5.95 km) down the line from London Bridge.

The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the station. Thameslink and some Southern services pass through the station. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.


The line was part of the London and Croydon Railway which opened in 1839. The station was opened on 6 March 1871, although today's buildings are of a modern design: the platforms are only located on the outer, Slow lines, since the station is only served by London Overground trains between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon or Crystal Palace, local trains between London Bridge and Coulsdon Town and by the London Bridge to London Victoria loop line via Crystal Palace, plus some London Bridge to Guildford and Dorking in peak times.

At the London end the line is crossed by the Nunhead to Lewisham line. At this location adjacent to Brockley station was sited Brockley Lane station which closed in 1917 with the original London, Chatham and Dover Railway branch to Greenwich Park. The connection of that line to Lewisham is a later development. The possibility of opening platforms on this line with direct access to Victoria Station and the Bexleyheath Line to Dartford has often been suggested, and a proposal to create a new Brockley Interchange station is included in the London Borough of Lewisham's 2019-2041 transport strategy, though with no funding as yet identified for the project.[3]

Crofton Park, on the Blackfriars to Sevenoaks line, and which also runs from Nunhead, is a mile to the south. Neither of these other lines has a physical connection with Brockley station, despite the trains running over the station. The next station to the north is New Cross Gate, and the next station to the south is Honor Oak Park.

Brockley forms part of the new southbound extension of the East London Line that opened on 23 May 2010 and forms part of the London Overground network. Ticket barriers were installed at this time.


Brockley is served by 8 trains in each direction off peak, with additional Southern services at peak hours. Southern operates 4-8 car trains throughout the day, with 10 carriage trains at peak hours.

Off Peak frequencies are:

Platform Frequency
(per hour)
Destination Service Pattern Operator Line
1 4 Highbury & Islington All stations via
Shoreditch High Street[4]
London Overground East London
4 Dalston Junction London Overground East London
4 London Bridge All stations[5] Southern Metro
2 4 Crystal Palace All Stations[4] London Overground East London
4 West Croydon All stations[4] London Overground East London
2 London Victoria
All stations via Clapham Junction[5] Southern Metro
2 Caterham (Mon-Sat) All stations via East Croydon[5] Southern Metro
2 West Croydon
(Peaks & Sun only)
All stations to Sydenham then
fast to Norwood Junction[5]
Southern Metro
2 Tattenham Corner
(Sun only)
All stations via East Croydon[5] Southern Metro
Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
National Rail National Rail
New Cross Gate   Southern
Caterham Line
  Honor Oak Park


London Buses routes 171, 172, 484 and night route N171 serve the station.[6]


  1. ^[bare URL]
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ London Borough of Lewisham, "Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (LIP)", March 2019
  4. ^ a b c "East & Inner South London Line timetable" (PDF). Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Southern timetables". Southern. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Brockley Station". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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