Most buses serve West Croydon bus station, next to the railway station and tram stop. Croydon's early transport links. The horse-drawn Surrey Iron Railway was the world's first public railway. It was opened in 1803, had double track, was some 8.5 miles (13.7 km) long and ran from Wandsworth to Croydon, at what is now Reeves Corner.
The station was constructed in the mid-1950s among the ruins of the Crystal Palace. The Aquarium on whose site it stands was destroyed in 1941 during the demolition of the Palace's north water tower.   ( John Logie Baird 's earlier transmitter and TV studios were a separate development at the other end of the Palace and perished with it in 1936.)