Albany Park railway station
Location of Albany Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Bexley|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|7 March 1935||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
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From platform one trains run westbound to London Charing Cross twice an hour, and during the daytime, Monday to Saturday, to London Cannon Street.
From platform two trains from the station run eastbound towards Dartford continuing to Gravesend twice per hour (or Strood, Rochester or Gillingham during peak times) and to London Cannon Street via Greenwich twice an hour during the daytime, Monday to Saturday.
The station was opened by the Southern Railway on 7 March 1935 following housing development in the area. The station passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The station had a very small one storey signal box at the Dartford end of the up platform which closed in November 1970. No goods yard or freight facilities were ever provided.
The station is located in Steynton Avenue near a small parade of shops in a largely residential area. The station building is at street level with steps down to the platforms as the line is in a cutting. There is no actual park called Albany Park, although there is nearby pub The Albany Hotel also built in the 1930s.
The typical off-peak service pattern is:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Cannon Street, calling at Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham, Lee, Hither Green, Lewisham, St Johns, New Cross and London Bridge
- 2tph to London Charing Cross, calling at Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham, Lee, Hither Green, London Bridge and Waterloo East
- 2tph to Deptford, calling at Bexley, Crayford, Slade Green, Erith, Belvedere, Abbey Wood, Plumstead, Woolwich Arsenal, Woolwich Dockyard, Charlton, Westcombe Park, Maze Hill and Greenwich
- 2tph to Gravesend, calling at Bexley, Crayford, Dartford, Stone Crossing, Greenhithe, Swanscombe and Northfleet
In the evening and on Sundays there is a half hourly service to London Charing Cross.
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Dartford Loop Line
- "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Butt 1995, p. 14
- London Suburban Railways - Lewisham to Dartford by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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