Sydenham Hill railway station

Coordinates: 51°25′57″N 0°04′49″W / 51.4326°N 0.0802°W / 51.4326; -0.0802
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Sydenham Hill National Rail
College Road entrance signage
Sydenham Hill is located in Greater London
Sydenham Hill
Sydenham Hill
Location of Sydenham Hill in Greater London
LocationDulwich Wood,
Crystal Palace
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSYH
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Increase 0.789 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.825 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.787 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.209 million[1]
2021–22Increase 0.486 million[1]
Key dates
August 1863Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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

All services at Sydenham Hill are operated by Southeastern using Class 465 and 466 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[2]

During the peak hours, the station is served by an additional half-hourly service between London Victoria and Orpington, increasing the service to 4 tph in each direction.

The station is also served by a number of peak hour services between Beckenham Junction and London Blackfriars. The station is served by five trains to London Blackfriars in the morning peak and two trains to Beckenham Junction in the evening peak.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Table 195 National Rail timetable, December 2022

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