Sydenham Hill railway station

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Sydenham Hill National Rail
Sydenham Hill, College Road Entrance, 2013.JPG
College Road entrance signage
Sydenham Hill is located in Greater London
Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Location of Sydenham Hill in Greater London
Sydenham Hill
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSYH
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.700 million[1]
2015–16Increase 0.719 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.749 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.789 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.825 million[1]
Key dates
August 1863Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°25′57″N 0°04′49″W / 51.4326°N 0.0802°W / 51.4326; -0.0802Coordinates: 51°25′57″N 0°04′49″W / 51.4326°N 0.0802°W / 51.4326; -0.0802
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Sydenham Hill railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving Sydenham Hill, the Kingswood Estate, and Upper Sydenham, in south London. It is 5 miles 57 chains (9.2 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between West Dulwich and Penge East. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern, as part of the Bromley South Metro service. Sydenham Hill is in Travelcard Zone 3.

The station is at the north-western portal of the Sydenham Hill Tunnel, located in a deep cutting with access to all platforms (and the station itself) via steps. Originally the station was known as Sydenham Hill (for Crystal Palace), due to its proximity to the Crystal Palace, until 1936 when the palace was destroyed by fire.


Sydenham Hill platforms looking towards London Victoria

During the morning peak, there are 5 trains to Blackfriars station via Elephant & Castle railway station, and during the evening peak there are 5 trains from Blackfriars that terminate at Beckenham Junction station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Dulwich   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Penge East
Blackfriars to Beckenham Junction


  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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