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Before the 19th century, the heart of Sydenham was around what is now known as Wells Park, an area that became popular after the discovery of a collection of medicinal springs in the mid-1600s. Its development as a suburb began when the London and Croydon Railway arrived in the late 1830s, following the route of the filled-in Croydon Canal. Sydenham Station opened in 1839, and the area flooded with wealthy commuters as quality development sprang up near the station - a process that accelerated when the Crystal Palace exhibition hall was relocated to a hill above Sydenham in 1854. The station itself is in Zone 3, and is served by London Overground and Southern, ferrying local commuters to London Bridge, London Victoria and Highbury & Islington. The station is perfectly placed right on Sydenham High Street where visitors will find many independent stores including a bookshop, organic grocery, butchers and bakery, as well as popular chain stores.

Station details & facilities

Sydenham station has entrances on both sides. The main entrance leads to the ticket office and onto platform 2 (towards Croydon and Caterham), and there is a direct entrance onto platform 1 (towards London) from Peak Hill Gardens. A footbridge connects the platforms, but you'll need to use the street-level entrances for step-free access. There are ticket machines outside both entrances.

Departures and arrivals from Sydenham (London)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sydenham (London) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Streatham HillSouthern00:152On time
to Crystal PalaceLondon Overground00:192On time
to East CroydonSouthern00:522On time
to London BridgeSouthern05:321Scheduled
to Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground05:361Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London BridgeSouthern00:152On time
from Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground00:192On time
from London BridgeSouthern00:522On time
from PurleySouthern05:321Scheduled
from Crystal PalaceLondon Overground05:361Scheduled
† 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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