South Bermondsey railway station

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South Bermondsey National Rail
South bermondsey station.JPG
South Bermondsey is located in Greater London
South Bermondsey
South Bermondsey
Location of South Bermondsey in Greater London
LocationSouth Bermondsey
Local authoritySouthwark
Managed bySouthern
Station codeSBM
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.806 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.757 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.627 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.658 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.781 million[1]
Railway companies
Pre-groupingLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
13 August 1866Opened
1 January 1917Closed
1 May 1919[2][3]Reopened
17 June 1928New station opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°29′16″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4878°N 0.0544°W / 51.4878; -0.0544Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4878°N 0.0544°W / 51.4878; -0.0544
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

South Bermondsey railway station is on the South London Line, serving the district of South Bermondsey in the London Borough of Southwark. It is 1 mile 63 chains (2.9 km) down the line from London Bridge; the following station on the line is Queens Road Peckham.[4]

It is managed by Southern, which also operates all the trains that call.


A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the approaches to London Bridge, showing the original position of South Bermondsey station

The original station was situated to the north-west of South Bermondsey Junction, on the northern side of Rotherhithe New Road.[5] It opened on 13 August 1866 with the South London Line, and was originally named Rotherhithe; it was renamed South Bermondsey on 1 December 1869. It closed on 17 June 1928, when the present station, situated south of South Bermondsey Junction, took its place.[6]

The 1928 station is on an embankment, and its platforms and buildings are of wooden construction; the current passenger access to the station from Rotherhithe New Road and Ilderton Road is by a footpath partly constructed on the embankment previously occupied by the line to Bricklayers Arms and Willow Walk Goods Depots. In 1993, football club Millwall opened their ground The Den adjacent to the station. A direct footpath was built from the station to the North Stand (away section) of the ground, this is used on match days only. Southern trains from London Bridge to London Victoria via Denmark Hill called at South Bermondsey until December 2012 when the new London Overground service started from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction.[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]


The island platform with The Den in the background

All services are served by Class 455 EMUs for GTR Southern.

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour is:

On Sundays this is reduced to:


London Buses routes 1, 381 and P12 serve the station.

The Quietway 1 cycle route passes the station entrance.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^ Southern Electric 4th Edition by G.T.Moody page 6
  4. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 3A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (February 1995). South London Line. London Suburban Railways. Midhurst: Middleton Press. map above Figure 15. ISBN 1-873793-46-4.
  6. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 200, 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  7. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 33. ISBN 0-906899-03-6.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southern
South London Line
  Queens Road Peckham