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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

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:30
Saturday 06:10 - 19:50
Sunday 08:10 - 19:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 5
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces264
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£510.00
Three Monthly£255.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
downside by gates, upside platform
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
The Platforms are step free. The Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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 StreetSoutheastern22:10Late
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern22:10On time
to GravesendSoutheastern22:19Late
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern22:20On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern22:39On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern22:09On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern22:10On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern22:18On time
from GravesendSoutheastern22:20On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern22:39On time
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