Forest Hill railway station
Forest Hill railway station is situated in Forest Hill, part of the London Borough of Lewisham: the station is located on the South Circular Road (A205). There are four tracks through the station, although only the slow lines (the two outer tracks) have platforms. It lies on the Brighton Main Line between Honor Oak Park and Sydenham stations. The station is served by London Overground and Southern.

The station was opened by the original London & Croydon Railway (L&CR) on 5 June 1839, as Dartmouth Arms (after the name of the local inn). The line was also used by the London and Brighton Railway from 1841 and the South Eastern Railway (SER) from 1842. In 1844, the station was chosen by the L&CR as the northern terminus for Phase 1 of an experimental Atmospheric railway to West Croydon operated by the railway. A pumping station was also constructed at the station. The L&CR and the L&BR merged to form the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) in July 1846, the following year 'Atmospheric' working was abandoned, and the station became Forest Hill for Lordship Lane. The LB&SCR moved the 'Down' platform during the early 1850s when the line was quadrupled, and extended the island platform around 1864. The LB&SCR station buildings, were destroyed by bombing during World War II and have now been replaced by a more modern system-built structure. The short narrow island platform serving the fast lines was closed and demolished in the early 1960s. The current whereabouts of the plaque commemorating the historic visit of Frank Bruno is not known. It was last seen before repainting in late 2005.

New off peak service since 23 May 2010
  • 4tph to London Bridge ( Southern)
  • 8tph to Highbury & Islington ( London Overground)
  • 2tph to London Victoria via Clapham Junction (Southern)
  • 2tph to Caterham (Southern)
  • 4tph to Crystal Palace (London Overground)
  • 4tph to West Croydon (London Overground)
Note trains from London Bridge to Sutton have been withdrawn. Caterham trains now call at Penge West and Anerley.

Transport links
London Buses route 122, 176, 185, 197, 356 and P4.


Future services
In a rail meeting in Sydenham, Southern said Thameslink trains may stop here after the Thameslink Programme is completed in 2015.

Ground Exit Dartmouth Road Station Building Newsagent, Ticket gates, Ticket office Platform 2 Side Platform London Overground towards Crystal Palace or West Croydon Southern Caterham Line/ Brighton Main Line Southern Tattenham Corner Line , Brighton Main Line , London Bridge to Tonbridge via East Croydon and Redhill not stopping First Capital Connect Thameslink towards Brighton not stopping Southern Tattenham Corner Line , Brighton Main Line , London Bridge to Tonbridge via East Croydon and Redhill not stopping FirstCapital Connect Thameslink towards Luton and Bedford not stopping London Overground towards Dalston Junction Southern South London Line (Outer) , Brighton Main Line towards London Bridge Platform 1 Side Platform Preceding station National Rail Following station Honor Oak Park Southern Brighton Main Line Sydenham Preceding station London Overground Following station Honor Oak Park towards Highbury & Islington East London Line Sydenham towards West Croydon or Crystal Palace

Building Activity

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