Mainly used by commuters, it is on the line from Blackfriars to Sevenoaks, between Nunhead and Catford in Travelcard Zone 3. Connections to London Victoria and London Bridge are available at Peckham Rye.
The station is not far from Brockley railway station.
The typical off-peak service is:
Service frequencies later on Sundays were enhanced to twice hourly as part of the May 2008 timetable changes.
The Network Rail South London Route Utilisation strategy proposes a new service from Crofton Park (and other stations on the Catford Loop) to London Victoria in addition to existing services, with existing services becoming part of the Thameslink service.
The station has an automated ticket machine on the overbridge; the station ticket office is open Mon - Fri 0640-1320. In 2007 the ticket office was closed at weekends however recently (mid 2008) the ticket office has been open on Saturdays.
New level access facilities are currently being constructed to avoid the stairs to the platform. The new access from Marnock Road recently opened (May 2008)