Honor Oak Park railway station

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Honor Oak Park London Overground National Rail
Honor Oak Park railway station in 2008.jpg
Honor Oak Park is located in Greater London
Honor Oak Park
Honor Oak Park
Location of Honor Oak Park in Greater London
LocationHonor Oak
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHPA
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 2.969 million[2]
2016–17Increase 3.071 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 3.048 million[2]
2018–19Increase 3.156 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 3.041 million[2]
Key dates
1 April 1886Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′00″N 0°02′44″W / 51.4501°N 0.0456°W / 51.4501; -0.0456Coordinates: 51°27′00″N 0°02′44″W / 51.4501°N 0.0456°W / 51.4501; -0.0456
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Honor Oak Park railway station serves the suburban area of Honor Oak in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is 4 miles 59 chains (7.62 km) down the line from London Bridge, between Brockley and Forest Hill.

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


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. The housebuilders who were developing the area contributed £1,000 towards the cost of construction.[3] 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. It was named to distinguish it from the Honor Oak station which existed at the time.

Down suburban electric train in 1958

London Overground took over operating the station in September 2009, which has benefited from the London Overground East London Line extension, completed in May 2010.[3] 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 2021 you will be able to directly interchange with Crossrail service at Whitechapel.

From 2018 this station may also benefit from the Thameslink Project [4] 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.


Honor Oak Park is served by 12 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[5]
London Overground East London
4 Dalston Junction London Overground East London
4 London Bridge All stations[6] Southern Metro
2 4 Crystal Palace All Stations[5] London Overground East London
4 West Croydon All stations[5] London Overground East London
2 London Victoria
All stations via Clapham Junction[6] Southern Metro
2 Caterham (Mon-Sat) All stations via East Croydon[6] Southern Metro
2 West Croydon
(Peaks & Sun only)
Forest Hill, Sydenham then fast to
Norwood Junction[6]
Southern Metro
2 Tattenham Corner
(Sun only)
All stations via East Croydon[6] Southern Metro


London Buses routes P4 and P12 serve the station.[7]


Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
National Rail National Rail
Brockley   Southern
Caterham Line
  Forest Hill


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b "Honor Oak Park, Lewisham". Hidden London. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c "East & Inner South London Line timetable" (PDF). Transport for London. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Southern timetables". Southern. 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Honor Oak Park Station". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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