Tulse Hill railway station

Tulse Hill National Rail
Tulse Hill
Location of Tulse Hill in Greater London
Location Tulse Hill
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by Southern
Station code TUH
DfT category D
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05   0.950 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.886 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 1.464 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 1.968 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.801 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.672 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.850 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.985 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.145 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 2.442 million[1]
Key dates
1868 Opened (LBSCR)
1869 LCDR arrives
1871 Additional LBSCR line
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WGS84 51°26′24″N 0°06′18″W / 51.4399°N 0.1049°W / 51.4399; -0.1049Coordinates: 51°26′24″N 0°06′18″W / 51.4399°N 0.1049°W / 51.4399; -0.1049
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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 Thameslink, and it is in Travelcard Zone 3.


Tulse Hill station was opened in 1868 by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 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. and the brick retaining walls of this structure survive. However, it appears that the roof was demolished as a precautionary measure following the collapse of a similar one 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, including a new covered entrance on the east side, took place under the operator Southern, and ticket gates (funded by the Transport Department) were installed in 2009.

The station can accommodate eight-car trains; the complex sections of track at each end of the station and a large bridge which cannot be moved mean it cannot be extended to accommodate longer ones.[2]


The typical off-peak service frequency is:

There is also a single early-morning service to Brighton via East Croydon; this is complimented by two returning services from Brighton in the evening-peak to Bedford.

There is also a very limited "parliamentary" service from here to Streatham Hill via the Leigham spur - as of May 2016, one train per day calls on weekdays (westbound only) at 10.23am before travelling over this curve (having originated at London Bridge).[3] It has in the past operated in the other direction (such as in the 2005-6 timetable, when it ran as the 15.52 Streatham Hill to London Bridge).[4]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Herne Hill   Thameslink
North Dulwich   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
Inner South London Line
  West Norwood
London Bridge-Victoria
Limited Service
  Streatham Hill


London Buses routes 2, 68, 196, 201, 322, 415, 432, 468, P13 and school route 689, 690 and X68 and night routes N2 and N68 serve the station.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Thameslink Programme
  3. GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 173
  4. "PSUL 2006, England - Greater London"Passenger Services over Unusual Lines; Retrieved 24 May 2016
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