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Denmark Hill railway station is a railway station in the London Borough of Southwarkmarker in Londonmarker, Englandmarker, on the South London Line. The station is managed by Southeastern and is served by trains of that company and Southern. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. It is located on Champion Park in the south of Camberwellmarker, in an area known as Denmark Hillmarker. It is near to the King's Collegemarker and Maudsleymarker hospitals. The station is mostly served by local trains from three London terminus stations: London Bridge, Victoria and Blackfriars, although some services are under threat of closure.

History

The station was built in 1865. Its design is in the Italianate style, with an extremely decorative frontage. After a fire in 1980 the building was renovated and restored. The project included the addition of a public house, initially called the Phoenix and Firkin to commemorate the fire, then called O'Neills and now known as the Phoenix. A Civic Trust award was given to the building in 1986.

Design

The platforms are below road level and there is a short tunnel at one end of the platforms (Grove tunnel) and a road bridge (underneath Denmark Hill, the road) at the other. Access to the platforms is currently via steps but lifts are planned to be introduced to provide disabled access particularly for visitors to the nearby hospitals.

Services

The station is managed by Southeastern and is located on their line from Victoriamarker to Darford and from Blackfriarsmarker to Sevenoaks. South London Line services from the station, to Victoria and London Bridgemarker, are operated by Southern.

Off-peak service per hour:

Sunday service per hour:
  • xx14 to London Victoria (Platform 3)
  • xx17 to Peckham Rye, Nunhead, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham, Beckenham Hill, Ravensbourne, Shortlands, Bromley South, Bickley, St Mary Cray, Swanley, Eynsford, Shoreham, Otford, Bat & Ball and Sevenoaks (Platform 4)
  • xx23 to Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Battersea Park and London Victoria (Platform 1)
  • xx24 to Peckham Rye, Queens Road Peckham, South Bermondsey and London Bridge (Platform 2)
  • xx44 to London Victoria (Platform 3)
  • xx47 to Peckham Rye, Nunhead, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham, Beckenham Hill, Ravensbourne, Shortlands, Bromley South, Bickley, St Mary Cray, Swanley, Eynsford, Shoreham, Otford, Bat & Ball and Sevenoaks (Platform 4)
  • xx53 to Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Battersea Park and London Victoria (Platform 1)
  • xx54 to Peckham Rye, Queens Road Peckham, South Bermondsey and London Bridge (Platform 2)


Future plans

London Overground proposed extensions


Denmark Hill is served by rail services on the South London line. Proposals have been announced to close this line and incorporate it into the new East London Line extension on the London Overground network between Queens Road Peckhammarker and Clapham Junctionmarker. Services to London Bridge will therefore be withdrawn and the frequency of London Victoria services will be reduced from 4 per hour to 2. Passengers for London Bridge would then have have to change at Peckham Rye station. There is considerable local opposition to this plan and a demonstration at the station on 26 June 2009 was attended by Val Shawcross, Tessa Jowell MP, Harriet Harman MP (both of whom are members of the Cabinet) and other local politicians from all parties. The London Overground extension project was given the go ahead in February 2009 to be completed by May 2012.

The long proposed Bakerloo line extension to Camberwellmarker would see the Bakerloo line extended from Elephant and Castle station to Denmark Hill via Camberwellmarker. However, this project has no definite planning status.

References

  1. Southeastern - Denmark Hill
  2. Southern - Network map (central)


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