Denmark Hill railway station

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Denmark Hill National Rail London Overground
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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
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]
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
London Transport portal
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.


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.

On 4 December 2014, a fire under a train forced the closure of Denmark Hill for a few hours on that night as flames were spotted underneath a Southeastern train travelling from Victoria to Dartford train service at the station.[5]

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.[6]


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:

Platform Layout[edit]

Platform 1 : services to Clapham Junction (London Overground) and London Victoria (Southeastern)

Platform 2 : services to Dartford via Bexleyheath (Southeastern) and Highbury & Islington (London Overground)

Platform 3 : services to West Hampstead Thameslink / London Blackfriars (Thameslink) and London Victoria (Southeastern)

Platform 4 : services to Sevenoaks/Orpington via Catford (Thameslink) and Dover Priory via Bromley South and Chatham (Southeastern)


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


External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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)
Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
East London Line
Disused railways
Peckham Rye   British Rail
Southern Region

South London Line
  East Brixton