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Sidcup started out as a small village formed around the parish of nearby Chislehurst. It wasn't until the arrival of rail in 1865 that the town really started to expand. The Dartford Loop Line sparked a spate of suburban development, as houses and local amenities sprung up near the station. The population soared from 390 in 1851 to over 8,000 in 1911. In the next 25 years the town would get gas lighting, mains drainage and electricity, turning this sleepy hamlet into a burgeoning commuter hub and making Sidcup the town it is today. The station building itself dates back to 1988. It has a charming redbrick entrance and booking hall with a glazed pitched roof, which hinges open on hot days. Once known as the Gateway to Kent, the town now packs its own punch with two performing arts colleges - the Rose Bruford College and the Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance - and a high street brimming with mainstream shops and independent boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Station details & facilities

Sidcup station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the concourse, which has manned and automated ticketing. Ticket gates and an alternative side entrance lead directly onto platform 1 (towards London). There are also toilets on the right after the ticket barriers and disabled toilets outside on platform 1. The other entrance, on an access road off Station Road, leads directly onto platform 2 (towards Kent). A footbridge connects the two platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Sidcup

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sidcup station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern18:54Late
to DartfordSoutheastern18:58Late
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern19:05On time
to GravesendSoutheastern19:07On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern19:19On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern18:53Late
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern18:57On time
from DartfordSoutheastern19:05On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern19:07On time
from GravesendSoutheastern19:18On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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