Tulse Hill railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in south London, between railway bridges over the A205, South Circular Road and the A215, Norwood Road. It is served by both Southern and First Capital Connect trains, and it is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Tulse Hill station was opened in 1868 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as part of their line from London Bridge. In 1869, this was joined by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway's "Metropolitan Extension" line to Holborn Viaduct. The LB&SCR's through line to Streatham and Wimbledon opened in 1871. The station originally had a bowstring-arched iron and glass roof covering all four platforms. The brick retaining walls of this structure survive. However, it appears that this was demolished as a precautionary measure following the collapse of the similar roof at Charing Cross in 1905, and individual platform canopies were then introduced. These had no proper foundations, and gradually subsided until the last of the Edwardian canopies were replaced in the 1990s. Some modernisation of the station took place under the operator Southern and ticket gates (funded by the Transport Department) were installed at the station in 2009 including a new covered entrance on the east side of the station. The station can hold a maximum of 8-car trains. Due to the expense and technical difficulties, this station can not be upgraded to 12-car trains due to the complex sections of track at each end of the station and a large bridge which cannot be moved.

The typical off-peak service frequency is:
  • 4 trains per hour to London Bridge via Peckham Rye (Southern)
  • 2 trains per hour to West Croydon via Norbury (Southern)
  • 2 trains per hour to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace (Southern)
  • 2 trains per hour to St Albans via Elephant & Castle (First Capital Connect)
  • 2 trains per hour to Luton via Elephant and Castle (First Capital Connect)
  • 2 trains per hour to Wimbledon via Hackbridge (and then clockwise around the Sutton loop) (First Capital Connect)
  • 2 trains per hour to Sutton via Wimbledon (and then anticlockwise around the Sutton loop) (First Capital Connect)

Transport links
London bus routes 2, 68, 196, 322, 432, 468, school route 689, 690, Express route X68 and night route N2 and N68.

Preceding station National Rail Following station Herne Hill First Capital Connect Sutton Loop Streatham North Dulwich Southern London Bridge to West Croydon Streatham Southern London Bridge to Beckenham Junction West Norwood


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