Honor Oak railway station

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Honor Oak
Place Honor Oak
Area Lewisham
Coordinates 51°26′59″N 0°03′31″W / 51.4498°N 0.0586°W / 51.4498; -0.0586Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 0°03′31″W / 51.4498°N 0.0586°W / 51.4498; -0.0586
Grid reference TQ350740
Original company Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London, Chatham and Dover Railway
South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2
1 December 1865 (1865-12-01) Station opened
1 January 1917 Temporarily closed
1 March 1919 Reopened
22 May 1944 Temporarily closed
4 March 1946 Reopened
20 September 1954 (1954-09-20) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Honor Oak railway station was a station opened in December 1865 in Honor Oak, London by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway on the Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway. The line was built to carry passengers to The Crystal Palace after its move from Hyde Park. The station was closed from 1 January 1917 to 1 March 1919 in the wartime economy measures, and again from 22 May 1944 to 4 March 1946.[1] Passenger numbers declined after the Crystal Palace burnt down in 1936. Upon the line reopening in 1946 with the cost of repairing the war damage and declining passenger numbers the decision was taken to close the branch in 1954.[2] The station was demolished soon after closure. No trace of the station remains and the site is occupied by housing, although the old station masters house remains nearby on Canonbie Road. Honor Oak railway station was about half a mile west of Honor Oak Park railway station which remains open.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line closed, station open
  British Railways
Crystal Palace branch
  Lordship Lane
Line and station closed


  1. ^ Marshall, C.F.D (1963) History of the Southern Railway, 2nd ed, Ian Allan, London
  2. ^ Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites:Honor Oak Station

Further reading[edit]

  • Crystal Palace (High Level) and Catford Loop by V Mitchell & K Smith, Middleton Press, 1991
  • The Railway through Sydenham Hill Wood, From the Nun's Head to the Screaming Alice by Mathew Frith, The Friends of the Great North Wood and London Wildlife Trust leaflet 1995
  • London's Local Railways by A A Jackson, David & Charles, 1978
  • The Crystal Palace (High Level) Branch by W Smith, British Railway Journal 28, 1989