Denmark Hill railway station

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Denmark Hill National Rail London Overground
Denmark Hill stn building.JPG
Denmark Hill is located in Greater London
Denmark Hill
Denmark Hill
Location of Denmark Hill in Greater London
Location Denmark Hill
Local authority London Borough of Southwark
Managed by Southeastern
Station code DMK
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Increase 3.108 million[2]
2009–10 Increase 3.216 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 3.612 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 3.717 million[2]
— interchange 73,085[2]
2012–13 Increase 3.936 million[2]
— interchange Increase 93,100[2]
Railway companies
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Key dates
1 December 1865 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′06″N 0°05′22″W / 51.4683°N 0.0894°W / 51.4683; -0.0894

Denmark Hill railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark in London, England, on the South London and East London Lines. It is managed by Southeastern and is served by trains of that company and London Overground.[3][4] It is in Travelcard Zone 2. It is on Champion Park in the south of Camberwell. It is near to King's College and Maudsley hospitals and to the Denmark Hill campus of King's College London, whose buildings are intermingled around and between the two hospitals. It is mostly served by local trains on the London Overground and trains from two London termini: Victoria and Blackfriars. As of August 2013 the station is fully accessible with lifts to all the platforms.

History[edit]

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Denmark Hill

The station was built in 1865. Its design is in the Italianate style, with an extremely decorative frontage. After a fire in 1980 the building was renovated and restored. The project included the addition of a public house, initially called the Phoenix and Firkin to commemorate the fire, then called O'Neills and now the Phoenix. A Civic Trust award was given to the building in 2009

Design[edit]

The platforms are below road level, with the short Grove Tunnel at one end and Denmark Hill road bridge at the other. In the period 2011-2013 the station underwent a redesign with the construction of a new ticket office with access from Champion Park, new walkways and lifts to the platforms.

Services[edit]

The station is managed by Southeastern on its lines from Victoria to Dartford and from Blackfriars to Sevenoaks. It is also served by London Overground. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:

From January 2015: The 2tph London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will extend to run into the evenings and on Sundays. Which will make this service run 7 days a week. 1tph London Victoria and Dover Priory / Gillingham via Bromley South service will also call at this station.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 40, 176, 185, 484 serve the station, and Routes 42, 68, 468 and Night Route N68 are three minutes' walk away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Southeastern - Denmark Hill
  4. ^ Southern - Network map (central)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Peckham Rye   First Capital Connect
Sevenoaks limited service
  Elephant & Castle
Peckham Rye   Southeastern
Victoria - Dartford
  London Victoria
Southeastern
Sevenoaks-Bedford
(via Swanley)
Elephant & Castle
or
Clapham High Street
(Limited Service)
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East London Line
Disused railways
Peckham Rye   British Rail
Southern Region

South London Line
  East Brixton