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See also the nearby New Cross Gate railway stationmarker, formerly called New Cross as well.


New Cross railway station, in New Crossmarker, is a station for mainline trains. London Underground used to serve this station which closed for major engineering work to convert the East London Line to London Overground which will reopen in 2010. The platforms are lettered A to D to differentiate them from those at New Cross Gate railway stationmarker.

History

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 Hatchammarker in 1839. In 1849 the South Eastern Railway 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 Gatemarker; 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.

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Services

Main-line services are operated by Southeastern from Cannon Streetmarker or Charing Crossmarker to north and mid Kentmarker. The next stations are London Bridgemarker to the north and St Johnsmarker to the south.

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

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 Tunnelmarker.

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Image:New_Cross_stn_south.JPG|Looking south along platforms C and B, country-boundImage:New_Cross_stn_north.JPG|Looking north, London-boundImage:Train_at_London_Underground_station_New_Cross.jpg|Underground train at New Cross bay platform D prior to closure and refurbishment of the East London line in 2007Image:New_Cross_stn_overview.JPG|Looking north from the A2 New Cross Road, with platform A nearest the camera

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