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The train station in Croydon which is actually 2 miles away from where it should be

The train station in Croydon which is actually 2 miles away from where it should be
The train station in Croydon which is actually 2 miles away from where it should be

Navigating London’s complex train network can be a challenge, especially for tourists.

With the Underground, Overground, National Rail, DLR, Elizabeth line and more to contend with, it’s no wonder that some stations can be confusing. Take Woodmansterne station in Croydon for example.




Woodmansterne is actually a charming little village situated in the Reigate and Banstead district of Surrey, outside London. Despite its small size, it has a railway station named after it.

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However, the station is not exactly where you would expect it to be.

Woodmansterne Station is located in Croydon(Image: Google Maps)

The station that bears the name of this picturesque village is just yards from the southern edge of London, but it is a full two miles from the village itself. The station, which has a single island platform, is served by Southern trains and is on the Tattenham Corner line.

Woodmansterne station is 17 miles from London Charing Cross and carries passengers from London Bridge to Tattenham Corner.