Lewisham Road railway station

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Lewisham Road railway station in London was built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway on the Greenwich Park branch. It opened in 1871. It was very close to the South Eastern Railway's St Johns station. Although the line was intended to rival South Eastern's line through Greenwich it was probably the competition from this which contributed to the low use of the branch, which closed in 1917 during the First World War. The line through the station was reopened in 1929 to a new connecting spur via a flyover to Lewisham.

The station building remains as a salvage shop; the platforms were removed long ago but some structures remain at this level on the 'up' side. To the east of the station beyond the spur to Lewisham most traces of the branch have been removed and extensively built over, but a short stretch of embankment forms part of Brookmill Road Nature Reserve just to the north of the spur.[1]

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Brockley Lane   London, Chatham
& Dover Railway

Greenwich Park branch
  Blackheath Hill

Coordinates: 51°28′04″N 0°01′22″W / 51.4677°N 0.0229°W / 51.4677; -0.0229