Denmark Hill railway station

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Denmark Hill National Rail London Overground
Recent Picture of Denmark Hill station building 2016.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
DfT category D
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 3.612 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 76,386[2]
2011–12 Increase 3.717 million[2]
— interchange  Decrease 73,085[2]
2012–13 Increase 3.936 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 93,100[2]
2013–14 Increase 5.166 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 0.109 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 5.631 million[2]
— interchange  Increase 0.127 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
WGS84 51°28′06″N 0°05′22″W / 51.4683°N 0.0894°W / 51.4683; -0.0894Coordinates: 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.


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.

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.[5]


The platforms are below road level, with the short Grove Tunnel at one end and Denmark Hill road bridge at the other.


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 January 2015 Monday to Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour is:


The station has 4 platforms, platform 1 being for services to Clapham Junction or London Victoria, platform 2 for services to Dartford or Dalston Junction , platform 3 for services to London Victoria or West Hampstead Thameslink and platform 4 for services to Dover Priory, Ashford International, Gillingham or Sevenoaks


London Buses routes 40, 176, 185 and 484 serve the station.

See also[edit]

Denmark Hill in 2009
Denmark Hill Platform 1 & 2


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "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
  5. ^

External links[edit]

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Peckham Rye   Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line
  Elephant & Castle
Peckham Rye   Southeastern
Victoria - Dartford
  London Victoria
Bromley South   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  London Victoria
or Elephant and Castle
(Limited Service)
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Disused railways
Peckham Rye   British Rail
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  East Brixton