|Rolling stock||British Rail Class 376
British Rail Class 465
British Rail Class 466
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 DC third rail|
The Bexleyheath Line runs for 8 miles (13 km) from Lewisham to Dartford in Kent operating between the North Kent Line just to the east of Blackheath station and to the same line south of Slade Green in Dartford.
The Bexley Heath Railway led by railway engineer Alfred Bean (owner of Danson House) secured the necessary Act of Parliament to build the line in 1883 but was not until 1 May 1895 that the Bexleyheath Line was finally opened. The company soon went into bankruptcy South Eastern Railway who had refused to build a line to serve the area between the two lines was then forced to take it over.
In 1985 the new Eltham railway station replaced two nearby stations; Well Hall station/Eltham Well Hall station) and Shooters Hill & Eltham Park station/Eltham Park station. The change coincided with the opening of the Rochester Relief Road which forms part of the A2 road.
Off-peak & Saturday:
- 2tph between London Charing Cross & Dartford (not calling at New Cross)
- 2tph between London Cannon Street & Barnehurst (calling at New Cross)
- 2tph between London Victoria & Dartford
Evenings & Sunday:
- "Station Name: ELTHAM PARK".
- "December 2011 timetable changes" (Press release). Southeastern Railways. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "Report on the Derailment that occurred on 11 June 1972 at Eltham (Well Hall) Station".