South Bermondsey railway station

South Bermondsey National Rail
South Bermondsey
Location of South Bermondsey in Greater London
Location Bermondsey
Local authority Southwark
Managed by Southern
Station code SBM
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2 (island)
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.278 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.245 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.548 million[1]
2007–08 Decrease 0.513 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.591 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.596 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.660 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.704 million[1]
2012–13 Decrease 0.693 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.796 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.806 million[1]
Railway companies
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
13 August 1866 Opened
1 January 1917 closed
1 May 1919[2][3] reopened
17 June 1928 new station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°29′16″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4878°N 0.0544°W / 51.4878; -0.0544Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4878°N 0.0544°W / 51.4878; -0.0544
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South Bermondsey is a railway station in Bermondsey in South London, on the South London Line between London Bridge and Queens Road Peckham. It is served by trains from London Bridge to West Croydon via East Dulwich and Norbury (East Croydon on Sundays) and Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace, as well as trains returning to London Bridge.


A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the approaches to London Bridge, showing the original position of South Bermondsey station

The original station was situated to the north-west of South Bermondsey Junction, on the northern side of Rotherhithe New Road.[4] It opened on 13 August 1866 with the South London Line, and was originally named Rotherhithe; it was renamed South Bermondsey on 1 December 1869. It closed on 17 June 1928, when the present station, situated south of South Bermondsey Junction, took its place.[5] The 1928 station is on an embankment, and its platforms and buildings are of wooden construction; the current passenger access to the station from Rotherhithe New Road and Ilderton Road is by a footpath partly constructed on the embankment previously occupied by the line to Bricklayers Arms and Willow Walk Goods Depots. After the adjacent New Den Stadium, Millwall F.C.'s home ground, opened in 1993, a direct footpath was built from the station to the away section of the ground; this is used on match days only.

Southern trains from London Bridge to London Victoria via Denmark Hill called at South Bermondsey until December 2012.

Accidents and incidents


The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour is:

On Sundays this is reduced to:

Preceding station National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southern
London Bridge to West Croydon
and Beckenham Junction
  Queens Road Peckham


London Buses routes 1, 381 and P12 serve the station.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. Southern Electric 4th Edition by G.T.Moody page 6
  4. Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith (February 1995). South London Line. London Suburban Railways. Midhurst: Middleton Press. map above Figure 15. ISBN 1-873793-46-4.
  5. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 200, 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 33. ISBN 0-906899-03-6.
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