Greenwich station

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Greenwich National Rail Docklands Light Railway
Greenwich station main building.JPG
Main station entrance
Greenwich is located in Greater London
Location of Greenwich in Greater London
Location Greenwich
Local authority Royal Borough of Greenwich
Managed by Southeastern
Docklands Light Railway
Owner Network Rail
Docklands Light Railway
Station code GNW
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1][2]
Fare zone 2 and 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 4.131 million[3]
2008–09 Decrease 3.598 million[3]
2010–11 Increase 3.812 million[4]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 1.649 million[5]
2005–06 Increase 1.702 million[5]
2006–07 Increase 2.446 million[5]
2007–08 Increase 2.701 million[5]
2008–09 Increase 2.937 million[5]
2009–10 Increase 3.045 million[5]
2010–11 Increase 3.257 million[5]
2011–12 Increase 3.481 million[5]
2012–13 Increase 3.545 million[5]
2013–14 Increase 3.568 million[5]
Key dates
24 December 1838 Opened
12 April 1840 Resited
11 January 1871 Resited[6]
1999 DLR extension
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′41″N 0°00′50″W / 51.4781°N 0.014°W / 51.4781; -0.014

Greenwich station is about 400 m south-west of the town centre, in London, England. It is an interchange between National Rail between central London and Dartford (north Kent), and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Lewisham to the south and Docklands and the City of London. It is in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3.

It is the nearest National Rail station to the centre of Greenwich, but Cutty Sark DLR station is closer to town centre and its tourist attractions.

East of the station the Dartford line goes through a tunnel underneath the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, towards Maze Hill. Northwards, the DLR goes into a tunnel through Cutty Sark station and under the River Thames to the Isle of Dogs; in the opposite direction, it rises on a concrete viaduct to follow the River Ravensbourne upstream to Deptford Bridge and Lewisham.

The station is 5½ miles from Charing Cross – the milepost is on platform 1.


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




Additional peak hour trains operate to and from London Charing Cross.


Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
Docklands Light Railway
towards Lewisham
National Rail National Rail
Deptford   Southeastern
Greenwich line
  Maze Hill


The National Rail line is one of London's oldest – the London and Greenwich Railway is reputed to be the world's first suburban railway. It was designed by former army engineer George Landmann, and promoted by entrepreneur George Walter. A massive brick viaduct with 878 arches was built to a station in Spa Road (Bermondsey), and later to London Bridge. The line opened on 8 February 1836 from Deptford, and on 29 December that year from Greenwich. Greenwich's handsome station building was designed by George Smith in 1840, making it one of the oldest station buildings in the world.

Difficulties in extending the railway over land owned by the Greenwich Hospital led to the station being bypassed by through trains, but the line was extended eastwards via a cut-and-cover tunnel towards Maze Hill, opening on 1 February 1878.[7][8]

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was extended to Lewisham via Greewnwich in December 1999, the new platforms lying immediately to the south of the main-line station. At the eastern end, the DLR heads underground through the tunnel through Cutty Sark and under the River Thames.


London Buses routes 177 serve the station, routes 180, 199 and 386 serve nearby.[9]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Boarders and Alighters by station 2007 8 2008 9 (DLR)" (XLS). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. Transport for London. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "DLR Station Data for 1st April 2010 - 31st April 2011" (PDF). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  6. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 109.
  7. ^ SER Lines and Stations
  8. ^ Greenwich Guide
  9. ^ Greenwich bus map Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20