Riddlesdown railway station
Riddlesdown station eastern entrance and path
|Local authority||London Borough of Croydon|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Southern Railway|
|5 June 1927||Opened|
|London transport portal|
Riddlesdown railway station is on the Oxted line serving Riddlesdown in the London Borough of Croydon, south London. It is in Travelcard Zone 6, 13 miles 38 chains (21.69 km) from London Bridge, although off peak trains run to and from London Victoria. The station is managed by Southern.
Platform 1 is the platform for trains towards Croydon and London.
Platform 2 is the platform towards East Grinstead.
The station is unusual amongst suburban London stations in that there is no means of crossing between the platforms. The platforms are reached via separate footpaths from Lower Barn Road, either side of the bridge that takes the railway over the road. The ticket office is on Platform 1.
On the London-bound platform 1, there is a manned ticket office (staffed for only part of the day) and waiting room.
There are self-service ticket machines and Oyster scanners on both platforms.
The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to East Grinstead and two trains per hour to London Victoria. In the morning and evening peak period trains also run to and from Bedford via Thameslink central London stations.
Services between London Bridge and Uckfield pass the station, but only one train per day calls during weekday morning peak time at 07:24.
Services from East Grinstead to London Bridge transferred to Thameslink in 2018, with trains now running from London Bridge on to Bedford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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