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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 all services are operated by Southeastern.

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
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeWDU
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.025 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.105 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.169 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.122 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.079 million[1]
Key dates
October 1863Opened as "Dulwich"
1926Renamed "West Dulwich"
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WGS8451°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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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]


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 Following station
Herne Hill   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Sydenham Hill
Blackfriars to Beckenham Junction


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.

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