New Cross station

New Cross station

London stations
name = New Cross

manager = Southeastern
zone = 2
locale = New Cross
borough = Lewisham
start = October 1850
platforms = 3 [New Cross has a total of four platforms - 3 are on the National Rail network and are used by Southeastern and the fourth is the terminus of the ELL, which will be used by London Overground from 2010]
railexits0405 = 2.065
railexits0506 = 2.042
railexits0607 = 1.742
tubeexits05 = 2.62
tubeexits07 = 2.272
railcode = NWX

:"See also the nearby New Cross Gate station, formerly called New Cross as well."

New Cross station, in New Cross, is a station for London Underground (though closed until 2010) and for mainline trains. The platforms are lettered A to D to differentiate them from those at New Cross Gate station .


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.

New Cross was intended to be taken over by the Jubilee Line, then the Fleet Line, up to Stanmore, Wembley Park and Fenchurch Street but this never materialized.


*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.cite book | first = Tom| last = Middlemass| authorlink = | coauthors = | year =1995 | month = | title = Stroudley and his Terriers| chapter = | editor = | others = | edition = | pages = p79| publisher = Pendragon| location = York| id = ISBN 1 899816 00 3| url = ]
*The Spa Road Junction rail crash occurred a short distance outside the station.


Main-line services are operated by Southeastern from Cannon Street or Charing Cross to north and mid Kent. The next stations are London Bridge to the north and St Johns to the south.

For London Underground it was formerly a southern terminus of the East London Line, the next station being Surrey Quays.

London Overground

The East London Line closed on 22 December 2007, and will not reopen until June 2010 when 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 Thames Tunnel.


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