|Elephant & Castle|
|Local authority||London Borough of Southwark|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Fare zone||1 and 2|
|OSI||Elephant & Castle |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.118 million|
|– interchange||0.299 million|
|– interchange||0.296 million|
|– interchange||0.323 million|
|– interchange||0.569 million|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|6 October 1862||Temporary station opened|
|February 1863||Replaced with permanent structure|
|London transport portal|
Elephant & Castle railway station is a National Rail station in Newington, south London. Along with the London Underground station of the same name, it is located in the London Borough of Southwark and is in both Travelcard Zone 1 and 2. The station is managed by Thameslink, with services operated by both Thameslink and Southeastern. There is out-of-station interchange with the nearby Elephant & Castle tube station.
The London, Chatham and Dover Railway built the station on a brick viaduct in 1863. It currently has one entrance on Elephant Road. There are four platforms, two being on the island between the lines. Four staircases provide the only access to the platforms, as there are no lifts or escalators.
Elephant and Castle redevelopment
A new entrance into the railway station will be built, connecting to the new town centre. Existing railway arches will also be opened up, providing access for pedestrians to Elephant Park. Interchange with the Underground will also improve, with a direct route through the new town centre to a new Underground ticket hall. However, local press have criticised the omission of step free access to the National Rail platforms.
The weekday off-peak service from this station is:
- 2tph to London Blackfriars
- 2tph to Kentish Town
- 4tph to St Albans City
- 2tph to Sevenoaks
- 2tph to Orpington
- 4tph to Sutton of which 2 run via Mitcham Junction and 2 run via Wimbledon
At peak hours there are one or two extra Southeastern trains from or to other, more distant destinations, such as Ashford (Kent), Rochester, Orpington and Dover Priory.
Mainline railways around the South Bank
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and neighbouring railway lines
Local bus connections are provided by bus stops at New Kent Road and Walworth Road. London Buses routes 1, 53, 63, 68, 168, 172, 188, 363, 415, 453, N1 and N63 stop outside the station at New Kent Road. Routes 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 136, 148, 171, 176, 343, 468, P5 and night routes N68, N89, N171 and N343 stop outside the station at Walworth Road.
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- "Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure". London SE1. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
- "New Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment plans on show". London SE1. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
- "Have your say on the Bakerloo line extension - Elephant & Castle Combined Station Entrance" (PDF). Transport for London. 14 October 2019.
- "Elephant and Castle shopping centre demolition gets final approval". BBC News. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
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