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
2012–13Increase 0.585 million[1]
2013–14Increase 0.644 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.700 million[1]
2015–16Increase 0.719 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.749 million[1]
Key dates
August 1863Opened
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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
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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

The typical off-peak service (Mon-Sat) is four trains an hour northbound to London Victoria (via Herne Hill and Brixton) and four trains an hour southbound to Orpington (via Bromley South). On Sundays, these run every 30 minutes each way.[2] This station is also served by 5 Thameslink trains per day southbound (towards Sevenoaks) and 5 Thameslink trains per day northbound (towards Bedford).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Dulwich   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Penge East
West Dulwich   Thameslink
Limited service
  Penge East


  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. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 195 (Network Rail)

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