Purley Oaks railway station
Location of Purley Oaks in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Croydon|
|Number of platforms||4 (2 in use)|
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|5 November 1899||Opened|
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Purley Oaks railway station is in the London Borough of Croydon in south London, on the Brighton Main Line between Croydon and Redhill. All trains serving it are operated by Southern and it is in London Travelcard Zone 6. The station has four platforms: a disused side platform on the up fast line, an island platform with a disused face on the down fast line and an eastern face used by up trains, and a side platform on the eastern side used by down trains.
The ticket office (staffed for part of the day) is on the island platform with a self-service ticket machine in the subway beneath the station and another inside the entrance of the Brighton Road side of the station. There is no self-service PERTIS (permit to travel) ticket machine.
The illustration to the right shows the station from the west. The staircase to the right of the entrance is unused and leads to the up (northbound) fast line platform.
The station was opened by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway on 5 November 1899 as part of the improvements to the main line and the opening of the Quarry Line.
Until 1983: Platform 1 served up trains to London Victoria from Coulsdon North, calling at South and East Croydon and stations to Victoria); Platform 2 down trains from Victoria to Purley and Coulsdon North; Platform 3 up trains to London Bridge and Charing Cross from Caterham/Tattenham Corner, calling at South and East Croydon, New Cross Gate, London Bridge and Waterloo East; Platform 4 down trains from Charing Cross to Purley, the front portion all stations to Caterham, the rear portion all stations to Tattenham Corner.
Platform 1 was gutted by fire in 1989, destroying Croydon Model Railway Society's clubrooms.
The typical off-peak train service per hour is:
- 2 to London Victoria via East Croydon and Norbury
- 2 to London Bridge via East Croydon and Forest Hill
- 4 to Caterham
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