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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
This location is a footbridge just to the north of the station.
Railway type and traffic
Regular services to London Victoria and Caterham stop at the station, but everything else will pass straight through. You can expect to see trains operated by Southern, South Eastern, Virgin, Gatwick Express, and First Capital Connect.
Environment
This footbridge is in a 'quieter' part of Croydon, but as with most built up areas in this day and age, it is best to be vigilant.
Road directions
This is a short walk from the station itself, so it may be easier to head to the station itself.
The footbridge is also accessible from Hurst road, which is just north of the station off of the B274, and also Birdhurst Avenue and South Park Hill road (B243) on the other side of the line.
If driving from East Croydon station, follow George St in a westerly direction, turning left onto the A212. This road then bears left (Coombe Road) You can then follow this road, taking either the first right (birdhurst avenue) or the second right (south Park Hill) after crossing the railway.

Or:
When heading south on the A212, instead of bearing left into Coombe road, go straight across into St.Peters Road (B274) and the fifth turning on the left is Hurst Road.

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South Croydon Footbridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is difficult in the area, as most roads are double yellow these days. Probably best to get the train in.

There are a limited number of short stay places in Hurst road, next to the PDSA hospital, although one particular resident can get funny about this, even though it is anyones right to park in these spaces. The parking prices are as follows (Dec 2007), up to a maximum of 4 hours:
15min - 50p
30 min - 1
1hr - 1.20
1hr 30 - 1.50
2hrs - 2
Public transport
The area is well served by many, many local buses.

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Amenities
There is a lot on offer in Croydon.
Accommodation
There are lots of large hotels in Croydon.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
South Croydon Footbridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
South Croydon Footbridge general view map
South Croydon Footbridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
South Croydon Footbridge



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Photographic notes
Shots can be had to the south which will include the station, but the best shots here are looking north, and can be had from both sides of the bridge to suit the light.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


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