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East Croydon Railway Station (ECR)

Train Station
Croydon, Croydon
  • Jack S.
    "fast Thameslink Train straight to London Bridge Station"(3 Tips)
    Luke T.
    "AMT coffee stall."(5 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
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  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithNovember 19, 2016
    Great way to get into central London by boarding a fast Thameslink Train straight to London Bridge Station, usually from platform 1.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisAugust 30, 2016
    Useful interchange
  • Richard
    RichardJune 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    First/last chance to use contactless payment or Oyster cards - it's often cheaper to buy tickets to/from here and just to use a contactless payment card within London.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BrydenMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come out the back entrance in the morning and buy your coffee from RoCo in Ruskin Square.
  • Crazycol
    CrazycolJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Busy during rush hour try and use other exits/entrances if you can.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykJanuary 26, 2015
    I hate this place. It's the Mordor of transportation.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 19, 2015
    All that you want to forget about stations. Pass through and don't get off. Basic and surly for such a major stop on the southern lines.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    You can get trains to Clapham and Victoria very regular from here. You can also catch the tram between New Addington and Wimbledon from here. AMT coffee is a great place to get coffee.
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee shops on the station.
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Super busy when trains are canceled here and there on rainy days.
  • Amin A.
    Amin AfsariOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite organised station.
  • Ben A.
    Ben AdelieOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There are no departure boards past the gates on the concourse. However if you go down to the platforms you'll find them.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliSeptember 15, 2014
    One of the most chaotic and less customer friendly stations in the UK
  • Janet C.
    Janet CheungSeptember 1, 2014
    Ask people for help on the platform as the call button machine just keeps ringing and no one answers and make sure to stand bear zig zag lines as trains only stop there
  • Alex I.
    Alex IkanNovember 30, 2013
    Cool area to relax
  • ship
    shipNovember 9, 2013
    Costa attached to the station, and Starbucks on platform 1 and 2 are great when you've got time to kill.
  • Andrew
    AndrewOctober 25, 2013
    I feel sorry for anyone who lives in, or has to commute to/from, this grim excuse for civilisation.
  • M M.
    M MOctober 14, 2013
    Pure chaos 👎
  • British Transport P.
    This is the busiest station outside of Zone 1 – take care and make sure your valuables are safe and secure – join in with #TheTactics on Twitter. Read more
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansJuly 6, 2013
    An evil place.
  • Jem W.
    Jem WilkinsonJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely Delice De France on platform 5...
  • Square Biz
    Square BizJune 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    WH Smith closes at least 30 minutes before *official* closing time - you've been warned!!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MarriottMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out! Everyone is running for their train!
  • Laurence R.
    Laurence RothwellApril 13, 2013
    Where the trains are always late
  • Claire S.
    Claire SifahMarch 5, 2013
    The seating area normally smells bad. Deal with the cold and wait on the platform
  • Peter Q.
    Peter QuenaultFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    AMT coffee always good. Friendly staff too. Can't be easy dealing with grumpy (for good reason, train operators are shite) commuters.
  • Ruymán R.
    Ruymán RodríguezJanuary 6, 2013
    The view is depressing!
  • Jiya K.
    Jiya K.October 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Quickest way to London Bridge is with the First Capital Connect to Bedford
  • Dean B.
    Dean BromleyAugust 10, 2012
    Ignore anyone leaving tips that say "catch train to xxxxxx from Platform xxxxxx" arseholes
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmithAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you think the train is full here....wait until you get to Norwood Junction!
  • Enoch A.
    Enoch AntwiJune 8, 2012
    Try your best to get to this station @least 5mins b4 your train time!!!!
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HooperMay 5, 2012
    Burger king. Good but slow
  • Sunjay B.
    Sunjay BhogalApril 27, 2012
    AMT coffee shop the best on the station, avoid upper crust baguettes, they are not fresh.
  • Luke T.
    Luke TimmsJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the "fastest train to" monitor as its the most useful. Don't trust announcements!
  • Rayhan O.
    Rayhan OmarDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Constant vigilance required: platform changes are frequent, last minute and often require running over 'don't run' signs. Plus staff are clueless/don't care
  • Flave
    FlaveDecember 18, 2011
    £5 note dispensing cash machines for the win! Take a right before the main exit.
  • Markus D.
    Markus DarkusDecember 5, 2011
    £9 for two tins of stella and a mag
  • James C.
    James CornwallNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It has the starbucks
  • Wesley A.
    Wesley ANovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delice de France likes to shut early. Should shut at 9pm, but can be seen closing its doors anytime from 8:30- with loads of food still left over!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SkedOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    London bridge leaves from platform 4
  • Fletch F.
    Fletch FletcherOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the mirrors in the platform tunnels to save yourself smashing into someone's face #win
  • Astrid K.
    Astrid KeoghOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Platform 4 for trains to Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, can change to overground line at these stations...if you're headed for east London
  • Iain W.
    Iain WrightSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not good for freight trains!
  • Rhammel A.
    Rhammel AfflickSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Frequent fast trains to Clapham Junction!
  • Simon G.
    Simon GosneyAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be prepared to queue if you're buying something from WH Smith. There is no fast payment facility for newspapers and you'll be delayed whilst they try and upsell giant Galaxy bars to other customers.
  • S R.
    S RAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best tea is Pumpkin cafe on Platform 1&2 and 5&6 - PG tips and it's a reasonable price for a station too.
    BANNERWORX BearAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trains to South Croydon are always from Platform 6.
    BANNERWORX BearJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    A very good and helpful Starbucks on platform 1
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OjedaJuly 22, 2011
    Very secure place, there's more police than staff here!!
  • Philip A.
    Philip AllegaApril 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you have time to spare, nip over to the Porter and Sorter for a pint.
  • Luke T.
    Luke TimmsMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    AMT coffee stall. The one place you can actually buy a coffee rather than americano or daily brew or some other equally shite name. Also, it's small medium and large rather than tall, grande etc!
  • Croydon cabby
    Croydon cabbyFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Always use a licensed London taxi at ecs
  • Croydon cabby
    Croydon cabbyJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Loads of licensed black taxis always available.
  • Jack B.
    Jack BremerJanuary 18, 2011
    Platform 6 for Reigate
  • Ana G.
    Ana GuimaraesJanuary 15, 2011
    Fast trains to Victoria on plat 1 and slow usually plat 4.
  • Ben
    BenJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Plat 1/2 and 4 for London victoria
  • Emlyn A.
    Emlyn Akoto-DwemohAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to set off 10 mins earlier than scheduled time if travelling in the morning as queues are horrendous.
  • Evren P.
    Evren PortiogluJune 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're heading towards London, check the number of coaches of your train & check the first carriage stop position along the platform so you can travel at the front and be first at London exit gates
  • Moritsugu W.
    Moritsugu WadaJune 3, 2010
    get a free paper
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ConcannonMay 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains to Brighton are usually on platform3
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The best coffee place on the station is AMT Coffee which is on platform 3/4.
  • Crispin H.
    Crispin HeathFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything in the Delice de France on platform 3 will be cold. I suppose that might not come as a surprise.
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