Deptford railway station

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Deptford
National Rail
Deptford station entrance 2013.JPG
Deptford is located in Greater London
Deptford
Deptford
Location of Deptford in Greater London
Location Deptford
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by Southeastern
Station code DEP
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.311 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.361 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.648 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.758 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.812 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.772 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.907 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.972 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.043 million[1]
Key dates
8 February 1836 Opening of temporary station
24 December 1838 New station building constructed
15 March 1915 Closed
19 July 1926 Reopened[2]
26 April 2012 New station building constructed
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′44″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4788°N 0.0265°W / 51.4788; -0.0265

Deptford is a suburban railway station in the UK capital city of London. It is located in Deptford, London Borough of Lewisham, on the North Kent Line, about three miles from London Bridge station. The staggered platforms are on the London Bridge to Greenwich railway viaduct, a high brick viaduct on which the line runs at this point, above High Street, Deptford.

Opened in 1836, Deptford station is reputedly the oldest railway station in London.[3][4]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Additionally during peak hours some services start or continue to Charing Cross with all services post 9pm and on Sundays going to Charing Cross.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southeastern
Greenwich line
  Greenwich
Historical railways
Southwark Park   South Eastern
and Chatham Railway

Greenwich line
  Greenwich

History[edit]

The station came into existence when the London and Greenwich Railway opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey and Deptford on 8 February 1836.[3][4] The line was extended westwards to the new London Bridge Station on 14 December 1836 and eastwards to Greenwich on 24 December 1838.

Deptford station was closed between 1915 and 1926. The original station building was demolished by the Southern Railway and the current station building constructed in its place.[4]

A new station building was opened on Thursday 26 April 2012; the new station is fully accessible. A second entry/exit will be opened later in 2015 as soon as the refurbishment of the old carriage ramp is refurbished; this will be located on level with Platform 1.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes don't stop directly outside the station, due to Deptford High Street unsuitable for buses due to the market, however London Buses Routes 47, 53, 177, 188, 199, 225 and 453 all stop within a couple of hundred yards of the station.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

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, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 78.
  3. ^ a b "Old Deptford History: Deptford Station". Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Staines, David (November 2011). "Deptford reborn". Modern Railways (Ian Allan Publishing).