New Eltham railway station

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New Eltham National Rail
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New Eltham is located in Greater London
New Eltham
New Eltham
Location of New Eltham in Greater London
Location New Eltham
Local authority Greenwich
Managed by Southeastern
Station code NEH
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 1.689 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 1.743 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 2.239 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 2.395 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 2.340 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 2.220 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 2.286 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.329 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.371 million[1]
Key dates
1 April 1878 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°26′15″N 0°04′20″E / 51.4375°N 0.0722°E / 51.4375; 0.0722

New Eltham railway station is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London. The station is operated by Southeastern and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It has two platforms: Platform 1 the up platform for services to London and Platform 2 the down platform for services to Kent.


New Eltham station was opened as Pope Street Station in April 1878, twelve years after the opening of the Dartford Loop Line. The station was renamed New Eltham in 1886 although Pope Street was retained as a suffix until 1927. It had a goods yard on the up side which closed in 1963 and eventually became a car park, and a signal box just beyond the western end of the down platform. In 1955 the platforms were extended to take ten carriage trains. In the same year the signal box was taken out of use and demolished. The up side booking office was rebuilt in 1988. [2][3]


The station is located in New Eltham in a shallow cutting near the crossroads of Footscray Road and Avery Hill Road.


London Buses route 160; 162; 233; 314; 321; B13 serve the station.


The station has been added to the Department for Transport "Access for All" scheme. The footbridge linking the two platforms was removed in the summer of 2013 and replaced with a new accessible footbridge with lifts which became operational in December 2014. Both platforms are accessible without using steps.


Trains from the station run eastbound to Dartford, Gravesend, or to London Cannon Street via Slade Green, and westbound to Cannon Street, or London Charing Cross via Lewisham.

During the morning peak several Charing Cross services run fast from New Eltham to London Bridge.

A typical off peak daytime Monday to Friday service is

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

From January 12th 2015 until August 2016, services through New Eltham to London Charing Cross will not stop at London Bridge due to the re-building of London Bridge station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mottingham   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line


  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.
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  3. ^ Lewisham to Dartford. London Suburban Railways series. Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)

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