Riddlesdown railway station

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Riddlesdown National Rail
Riddlesdown station east entrance.JPG
Riddlesdown station eastern entrance and path
Riddlesdown is located in Greater London
Location of Riddlesdown in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Croydon
Managed bySouthern
Station codeRDD
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13Increase 0.361 million[1]
2013–14Increase 0.368 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.406 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.397 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.338 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
5 June 1927Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
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WGS8451°19′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.3323°N 0.0996°W / 51.3323; -0.0996Coordinates: 51°19′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.3323°N 0.0996°W / 51.3323; -0.0996
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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 London Bridge.

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 are due to transfer to Thameslink in 2018. Enabling direct services to Bedford and Cambridge.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sanderstead   Southern
Oxted Line
  Upper Warlingham


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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