Albany Park railway station

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Albany Park National Rail
Albany Park stn main building.JPG
Albany Park is located in Greater London
Albany Park
Albany Park
Location of Albany Park in Greater London
Location Albany Park
Local authority London Borough of Bexley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code AYP
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.727 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.764 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.938 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.965 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.969 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.920 million[1]
2010–11 Decrease 0.914 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.918 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.945 million[1]
Key dates
7 March 1935 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°26′07″N 0°07′33″E / 51.4354°N 0.1257°E / 51.4354; 0.1257

Albany Park railway station is in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London (Travelcard Zone 5). The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

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.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Southern Railway on 7 March 1935[2] following housing development in the area. The station passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The train platform.
The train platform.

When BR was divided into sectors in the 1980s the station was served by Network South East until the Privatisation of British Railways.

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 has changed very little over the years except for platform extensions in 1955 and the closure of the signal box.[3][4]

Location[edit]

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 station is served by London bus routes 229, 269, B14.[5]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service pattern is:

In the evening and on Sundays there is a half hourly service to London Charing Cross.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sidcup   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line
  Bexley

Connections[edit]

London Buses route B14 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 14
  3. ^ http://www.kentrail.org.uk/Albany%20Park.htm
  4. ^ London Suburban Railways - Lewisham to Dartford by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)
  5. ^ [1]

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