Woodmansterne railway station

Woodmansterne railway station is a railway station which primarily serves the western areas of Coulsdon in the London Borough of Croydon, England. Situated on the Tattenham Corner line, it is 17 miles 40 chains (28.2 km) from London Charing Cross. For ticketing purposes the station is in London Travelcard Zone 6. The station has a single island platform, which can be reached by a footbridge, and there is a ticket office on the platform.

Woodmansterne National Rail
Woodmansterne railway station.jpg
Woodmansterne is located in Greater London
Location of Woodmansterne in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Croydon
Managed bySouthern
Station codeWME
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.301 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.295 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 0.282 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.256 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 37,704[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
17 July 1932Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°19′09″N 0°09′14″W / 51.3192°N 0.1539°W / 51.3192; -0.1539Coordinates: 51°19′09″N 0°09′14″W / 51.3192°N 0.1539°W / 51.3192; -0.1539
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

All trains serving Woodmansterne are operated by Southern, which also manages the station.

Despite its name, the station is not located in Woodmansterne itself, which actually lies just under 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of the station and is on the other side of the Greater London boundary in Surrey.


The typical off-peak service pattern, in trains per hour (tph), is:[2]

On Sundays, services to/from London Bridge call at all intermediate stations via Forest Hill.

During weekday peak hours there are also services to and from London Victoria.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station

It was initially proposed that from 2018, when the Thameslink Programme is completed, services on this line would be operated with longer, 12-car trains offering all-day direct services to/from Cambridge via London Blackfriars.[3] However, in September 2016, these proposals were dropped; instead, services on the Tattenham Corner line are to "remain as Southern South London Metro services with increased capacity as compared to today".[4]


London Buses route 166 and non-TfL route 866 serve the station on Chipstead Valley Road to the south. A hail-and-ride section of London Buses route 463 runs along St Andrew's Road to the north of the station.


  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. ^ "Timetable 31 - London to Coulsdon and Tattenham Corner" (PDF). Southern, December 2019.
  3. ^ Proposed Thameslink services from 2018
  4. ^ Timetable consultation : Thameslink and Great Northern

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