New Cross railway station


New Cross railway station
New Cross London Overground National Rail
376030 at New Cross.jpg
Southeastern unit 376030 stops at platform C.
New Cross is located in Greater London
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New Cross

Location of New Cross in Greater London
Location New Cross
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by Southeastern
Owner Network Rail
Station code NWX
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 2
Interchange New Cross Gate [1]

London Underground annual entry and exit
2004 increase 2.562 million[2]
2005 increase 2.620 million[2]
2006 decrease 2.153 million[2]
2007 increase 2.272 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004-05 increase 2.065 million[3]
2005-06 decrease 2.042 million[3]
2006-07 decrease 1.742 million[3]
2007-08 increase 1.894 million[3]
2008-09 decrease 1.839 million[3]
2009-10 decrease 1.722 million[3]

October 1850 Opened
22 December 2007 London Underground services discontinued
27 April 2010 East London Line reopened

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Coordinates: 51°28′36″N 0°01′58″W / 51.4766°N 0.0327°W / 51.4766; -0.0327

New Cross railway station is a railway station in New Cross, London. It is in Zone 2, on the East London Line. Closed in late 2007, the station was refurbished and re-opened as part of the London Overground network on 27 April 2010 for preview services.[4] The platforms are lettered A to D so as to differentiate them from those at New Cross Gate.

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History

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map showing lines around New Cross (lower right, indicated "S.E.& C.")

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. In 1849 the South Eastern Railway (SER) put its station about 600 metres further east along the New Cross Road in the heart of New Cross. Both stations were named "New Cross", creating a confusion which lasted 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.

The station was extensively rebuilt in the 1970s. The original station buildings on the road bridge was replaced by the present buildings at the side. Platforms on the down and fast lines were closed and demolished. A new track layout was introduced at this time.

A London Underground train calls at New Cross in 2006, prior to the conversion of the East London Line.

London Underground used to serve this station as the southern terminus to their East London Line. This closed on 22 December 2007 for major engineering work to convert the East London Line to standard 750v third rail electrification. The line reopened on 27 April 2010 with services now operated by London Overground using new Class 378 Capitalstar units.

Services

London Overground operate four trains per hour along the East London Line, to and from Dalston Junction.[5] Main-line services are operated by Southeastern from Cannon Street to north and mid Kent.

Evening and Sundays trains operate to/from Charing Cross instead of Cannon Street, with Bexleyheath Line services extended to Dartford and Sidcup Line services extended to Gravesend.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
Hayes Line
Dartford Loop Line
  St Johns
Southeastern
Bexleyheath Line
Lewisham
Preceding station   London Overground National Rail London Overground   Following station
Surrey Quays
East London Line Terminus
    Former services    
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Shoreditch
East London line
Terminus

Accidents

  • 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.[6]
  • The Spa Road Junction rail crash occurred a short distance outside the station.

References

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/67647/response/172834/attach/3/OSI%20Report%20May2011FR%20V2%2017012011.xls. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8620188.stm
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Middlemass, Tom (1995). Stroudley and his Terriers. York: Pendragon. pp. 79. ISBN 1 899816 00 3. 

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