West Dulwich railway station

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West Dulwich National Rail
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West Dulwich is located in Greater London
West Dulwich
West Dulwich
Location of West Dulwich in Greater London
Location Dulwich
Local authority London Borough of Southwark
Managed by Southeastern
Station code WDU
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Decrease 0.949 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.025 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.105 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.169 million[1]
2016–17 Decrease 1.122 million[1]
Key dates
October 1863 Opened as "Dulwich"
1926 Renamed "West Dulwich"
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WGS84 51°26′27″N 0°05′26″W / 51.4409°N 0.0906°W / 51.4409; -0.0906Coordinates: 51°26′27″N 0°05′26″W / 51.4409°N 0.0906°W / 51.4409; -0.0906
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West Dulwich railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the West Dulwich area in the London Borough of Southwark, south London. It is located opposite Belair Park, 5 miles 2 chains (8.1 km) down the line from London Victoria and between Herne Hill and Sydenham Hill. The station and most trains that call are operated by Southeastern, with limited services operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.


A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around West Dulwich railway station.

The line from Herne Hill to Beckenham Junction was built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) and opened in 1863.[2] The station was opened as "Dulwich" in the same year. The prefix "West" was added in 1926.[3][4]


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 Beckenham Junction & Bromley South). On Sundays, there is a half-hourly service each way.[5] These services are operated by Southeastern.

During peak time, there are also infrequent services to Bedford railway station and St Albans City railway station, via Blackfriars station and St Pancras railway station, and in the other direction services to Beckenham Junction via Penge East. These services are operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Herne Hill   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Sydenham Hill


London Buses route P13 serves the station, with nearby bus stop Croxted Road/Thurlow Park Road serving London Buses route 3 and London Buses route 201, as well as night route London Buses route N3.


  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. ^ M.H. Cobb The Railways of Great Britain - A Historical Atlas. Shepperton: Ian Allan 2003
  3. ^ Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 404. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077. 
  4. ^ R.H. Clark A Southern Region Chronology and Record 1803-1965. Oakwood Press, 1964.
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 195 (Network Rail)

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