New Cross railway station
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Entrance to New Cross station
Location of New Cross in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Number of platforms||4|
|OSI||New Cross Gate |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.671 million|
|October 1850||East London Line opened|
|22 December 2007||London Underground services discontinued|
|27 April 2010||East London Line reopened|
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New Cross railway station is a railway station in New Cross, London, England, and is in London Travelcard Zone 2. The platforms are lettered rather than numbered to avoid confusion with those at New Cross Gate by staff who worked at both stations before privatisation of the stations in 1997. Platform D is used exclusively by London Overground services. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms.
In the early Victorian railway boom two companies constructed lines through the area. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) built a station on the New Cross Road close to Hatcham in 1839. On 30 July 1849 the South Eastern Railway (SER) opened a station at North Kent Junction when the North Kent line opened linking Strood with the London and Greenwich Railway route to London Bridge. This station proved inconvenient so a new station called New Cross & Naval School was opened by the SER in October 1850 located adjacent to the New Cross Road in the heart of New Cross. In 1854 the station was renamed New Cross. Accordingly, both the South Eastern Railway (SER) and the London Brighton & South Coast Railway had stations named New Cross which caused confusion until the two companies were absorbed under the 1923 grouping into the Southern Railway and the name of the older station was changed to New Cross Gate; the ex-South Eastern station remained New Cross.
On 7 December 1869 the East London Line opened serving the LBSCR New Cross station but it was not until 1 April 1880 that services (which started at Addiscombe and worked through to Liverpool Street) started operation via New Cross SER. Freight trains also operated via the East London Line and were hauled by Great Eastern Railway locomotives through to Hither Green Goods Yards. From 30 June 1911 East London Line passenger services south of New Cross ceased.
After World War II and following nationalisation on 1 January 1948, it fell under the auspices of British Railways Southern Region.
The East London Line was closed to goods traffic in 1962.
The station was rebuilt in the 1970s and the original station buildings on the road bridge were replaced by a replacement wooden building which opened in 1975 in Amersham Vale. Platforms on the down and up fast lines were closed and demolished and a new track layout was introduced at this time in connection with the wider London Bridge re-signaling scheme.
Ten years later in 1985 the present buildings in Amersham Vale opened.
Up until 22 December 2007 London Underground used to serve this station as the southern terminus to their East London Line. This closed for major engineering work to convert the East London Line to standard 750 V third rail electrification. The line reopened on 27 April 2010 with services now operated by London Overground using Class 378 Capitalstar units.
A 6 siding carriage shed was located just north of the station. Built by the East London Railway the shed was leased by the Metropolitan Railway and continued in service until the line closed in 2007. When the line re-opened the new Capitalstar units were maintained at a new depot at New Cross Gate.
- 10 northbound to Cannon Street
- 4 northbound to Dalston Junction or sometimes Highbury & Islington
- 2 southbound to Hayes
- 4 southbound to Cannon Street via Sidcup, or via Bexleyheath and then returning via Greenwich
- 2 southbound to Orpington, calling at all stations
- 2 southbound to Tunbridge Wells, non-stop to Orpington then all stations
- Platform A is used by Southeastern trains to London Cannon Street
- Platform B is a bi-directional platform used by Southeastern trains to London Cannon Street, Dartford, Hayes, Orpington etc.
- Platform C is used by Southeastern trains to Dartford, Gravesend (evenings and Sunday), Hayes or Orpington
- Platform D is used by London Overground trains to Dalston Junction or Highbury & Islington
A60/62 Stock train at New Cross in 2006 before the line was temporarily closed to incorporate the line into the London Overground Network.
- On 7 August 1899 a train hauled by "Terrier" No.59 Cheam collided with "Gladstone" No. 199 Samuel Laing after the driver overran signals approaching New Cross station. Fifteen people were injured.
- The Spa Road Junction rail crash occurred outside the station on 8 January 1999.
- "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015.
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- Londons Disused Stations Volume 4 by J.E.Connor
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1996). East London Line. Midhurst, UK: Middleton Press. p. 5. ISBN 1 873793 80 4.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1996). East London Line. Midhurst, UK: Middleton Press. p. 60. ISBN 1 873793 80 4.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1996). East London Line. Midhurst, UK: Middleton Press. p. 64. ISBN 1 873793 80 4.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1996). East London Line. Midhurst, UK: Middleton Press. p. 65. ISBN 1 873793 80 4.
- Table 178, 200, 203 & 204 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- New Cross bus map Transport for London Retrieved 2013-02-10
- Middlemass, Tom (1995). Stroudley and his Terriers. York: Pendragon. p. 79. ISBN 1-899816-00-3.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
South Eastern Main Line
Dartford Loop Line
Cannon Street - Tunbridge Wells
(Monday-Saturday off peak trains)
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
|East London Line
New Cross Branch
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