Croydon Central station was a railway station in Croydon, Surrey, now in South London, England. It was a largely unsuccessful venture by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway to bring trains closer to the centre of Croydon, as East Croydon Station was deemed too far from the busy town centre.
Key dates Opened 1 January 1868; Closed 1 December 1871; Reopened 1 June 1886; Closed 1 September 1890
The site of the station is now occupied by the Town Hall. A short section of landscaped cutting and some of the retaining walls for the railway can be seen in the Queen's Gardens, no further trace of the station's existence remains. A plaque has been fixed to the retaining wall of the garden marking its significance.
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