Honor Oak Park railway station

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This article is about the current station. For the disused station in Honor Oak, see Honor Oak railway station.
Honor Oak Park London Overground National Rail
Honor Oak Park stn building 2012.JPG
Honor Oak Park is located in Greater London
Honor Oak Park
Honor Oak Park
Location of Honor Oak Park in Greater London
Location Honor Oak
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code HPA
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 1.462 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 1.525 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.898 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.217 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.412 million[1]
Key dates
1 April 1886 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°27′00″N 0°02′44″W / 51.4501°N 0.0456°W / 51.4501; -0.0456

Honor Oak Park railway station serves the suburban area of Honor Oak in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is located between Brockley and Forest Hill.

The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the station. First Capital Connect and some Southern services pass through the station. It is located in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The line on which it stands was opened in 1839, but this station was only opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 1 April 1886. There are four tracks through the station, with platforms on the outer Slow lines. These platforms are connected to the booking office (see illustration) by a footbridge.

Down suburban electric train in 1958

The station has benefited from the London Overground East London Line extension, completed in May 2010, but which saw London Overground take over operating the station in September 2009. The East London line scheme has led to Honor Oak Park being well connected to other stations in South and East London with direct trains to Whitechapel (19 minutes), Shoreditch (23 minutes), Canada Water (10 minutes), London Victoria and London Bridge (11 minutes). Commuter areas such as Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and Waterloo are just one change of train away. From 2018/19 you will be able to directly interchange with Crossrail service at Whitechapel.

From 2018 this station may also benefit from the Thameslink Project [2] which could introduce direct trains from Honor Oak Park through to London Bridge and on to Hertfordshire via St Pancras International. This would enable most of London to be accessible in a relatively short time compared to now. This will also coincide with Crossrail being constructed at Whitechapel ensuring that East-to-West as well as South-to-North London will be easily accessible from Honor Oak Park.

Services[edit]

London Overground East London Line
Highbury & Islington London Underground North London Line National Rail
Canonbury North London Line
Dalston Junction
Kingsland Viaduct
Haggerston
Hoxton
Kingsland Viaduct
Shoreditch High Street
Whitechapel London Underground
Shadwell Docklands Light Railway
Wapping
Thames Tunnel
under River Thames
Rotherhithe
Canada Water London Underground
Surrey Quays
Queens Road Peckham National Rail
New Cross National Rail
Peckham Rye National Rail
New Cross Gate National Rail
Denmark Hill National Rail
Brockley National Rail
Clapham High Street London Underground
Honor Oak Park National Rail
Wandsworth Road
Forest Hill National Rail
Clapham Junction West London Line National Rail
Sydenham National Rail
Crystal Palace National Rail
Penge West National Rail
Anerley National Rail
Norwood Junction National Rail
West Croydon Tramlink National Rail

Services[edit]

Honor Oak Park is served by 8 trains in each direction off peak, with additional Southern services at peak hours. Southern operates 4-8 car trains throughout the day, with 10 carriage trains at peak hours.

Off Peak frequencies are:

Platform Frequency
(per hour)
Destination Service Pattern Operator Line
1 4 Highbury & Islington All stations via
Shoreditch High Street[3]
London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 Dalston Junction London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 London Bridge All stations[4] Southern Metro
2 4 Crystal Palace All Stations[3] London Overground Tube roundel East London
4 West Croydon All stations[3] London Overground Tube roundel East London
2 London Victoria
(Mon-Sat)
All stations via Clapham Junction[4] Southern Metro
2 Caterham (Mon-Sat) All stations via East Croydon[4] Southern Metro
2 West Croydon
(Peaks & Sun only)
Forest Hill, Sydenham then fast to
Norwood Junction[4]
Southern Metro
2 Tattenham Corner
(Sun only)
All stations via East Croydon[4] Southern Metro

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes P4 and P12 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Lines[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
National Rail National Rail
Brockley   Southern
Brighton Main Line
South London Line (Outer)
  Forest Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/cms/pages/view/30
  3. ^ a b c "East & Inner South London Line timetable". Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Southern timetables". Southern. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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