New Cross

New Cross Gate station

New Cross Gate station is a railway station in New Cross, London. It is about 600 metres west of New Cross station. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is operated by Southern trains.

History

England's railway boom of the 1830s led to two competing companies driving lines through the area. The first, the London and Croydon Railway established a station on the New Cross Road close to Hatcham in 1839. The second company, the South Eastern Railway (SER) established a second near Amersham Way in the heart of New Cross in 1849. Both companies called their stations "New Cross".

The confusing state of affairs was allowed to continue until the two companies were absorbed into the Southern Railway on the post-war grouping in 1923. To avoid confusion the Southern changed the name of the "Brighton" station - the one furthest away from New Cross - to "New Cross Gate", leaving the "South Eastern" station as "New Cross". And so it has remained ever since.

Services

National Rail trains run south to Caterham, London Victoria (on the South London Line) and West Croydon; and north to London Bridge with some trains continuing to Charing Cross. The next station to the south is Brockley.

London Overground

The East London Line closed on 22 December 2007 and will not reopen until June 2010. It will become part of the new London Overground system. The service was also closed between 1995 and 1998 due to repair work on the East London Line's tunnel under the River Thames. The East London line extension will include a flyover north of New Cross Gate allowing trains to run through to West Croydon, plus the construction of a train servicing facility nearby.

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