Brockley railway station
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|6 March 1871||Opened|
|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.
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 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:
|1||4||Highbury & Islington||All stations via
Shoreditch High Street
|London Overground||East London|
|4||Dalston Junction||London Overground||East London|
|4||London Bridge||All stations||Southern||Metro|
|2||4||Crystal Palace||All Stations||London Overground||East London|
|4||West Croydon||All stations||London Overground||East London|
|All stations via Clapham Junction||Southern||Metro|
|2||Caterham (Mon-Sat)||All stations via East Croydon||Southern||Metro|
(Peaks & Sun only)
|All stations to Sydenham then
fast to Norwood Junction
|All stations via East Croydon||Southern||Metro|
- http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/bcy/details.html[bare URL]
- "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- London Borough of Lewisham, "Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (LIP)", March 2019
- "East & Inner South London Line timetable" (PDF). Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Southern timetables". Southern. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Brockley Station". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
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