Riddlesdown National Rail
Riddlesdown station east entrance.JPG
Riddlesdown station eastern entrance and path
Riddlesdown is located in Greater London
Location of Riddlesdown in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Croydon
Managed bySouthern
Station codeRDD
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.338 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.358 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.383 million[1]
2019–20Increase 0.392 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 71,042[1]
Railway companies
Original companySouthern Railway
Key dates
5 June 1927Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°19′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.3323°N 0.0996°W / 51.3323; -0.0996Coordinates: 51°19′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.3323°N 0.0996°W / 51.3323; -0.0996
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Riddlesdown railway station is on the Oxted line serving Riddlesdown in the London Borough of Croydon, south London. It is in Travelcard Zone 6, 13 miles 38 chains (13.48 miles, 21.69 km) from London Bridge, although off peak trains run to and from London Victoria. The station is managed by Southern.


Platform 1 is the platform for trains towards Croydon and London.

Platform 2 is the platform towards East Grinstead.

The station is unusual amongst suburban London stations in that there is no means of crossing between the platforms. The platforms are reached via separate footpaths from Lower Barn Road, either side of the bridge that takes the railway over the road. The ticket office is on Platform 1.

On the London-bound platform 1, there is a manned ticket office (staffed for only part of the day) and waiting room.

There are self-service ticket machines and Oyster scanners on both platforms.


Off-peak, all services at Riddlesdown are operated by Southern using Class 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[2]

During the peak hours and on weekends, the service is increased to 2 tph in each direction.

During the peak hours, there are also Thameslink operated services between East Grinstead, London Bridge and Bedford. These services are operated using Class 700 EMUs.

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Following station
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  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Table 181, 182 National Rail timetable, May 2022