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 Thameslink
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]
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 Thameslink and is served by trains of that company, Southeastern, and London Overground.[3] 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 and French pavilion roofs.[4] 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 Thameslink on its lines from West Hampstead Thameslink to Sevenoaks via London Blackfriars. It is also served by London Overground, and Southeastern. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:

January 2015[edit]

The new typical off peak service is:[citation needed]

  • 4tph Clapham Junction (London Overground)
  • 3tph Non-stop to London Victoria (Southeastern)
  • 2tph Blackfriars / West Hampstead Thameslink (Thameslink)
  • 4tph Highbury Islington (London Overground)
  • 2tph Dartford via Bexleyheath (Southeastern)
  • 2tph Sevenoaks via Swanley (Thameslink)
  • 1tph Gillingham / Dover Priory via Chatham (Southeastern)

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 40; 176; 185; 484 serve the station and routes 42; 68; 468 and night route N68 are a 3 minute 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 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Southern - Network map (central)
  4. ^ The Buildings of England London 2: South, Second Edition 1983, page 625

External links[edit]

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Peckham Rye   Thameslink
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  Elephant & Castle
Peckham Rye   Southeastern
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  London Victoria
Bromley South   Southeastern
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  London Victoria
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Clapham High Street
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East London Line
Disused railways
Peckham Rye   British Rail
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South London Line
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