Westcombe Park railway station

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Not to be confused with Westbourne Park tube station.
Westcombe Park National Rail
Westcombe Park stn main building.JPG
Westcombe Park is located in Greater London
Westcombe Park
Westcombe Park
Location of Westcombe Park in Greater London
Location Westcombe Park
Local authority Greenwich
Managed by Southeastern
Station code WCB
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.501 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.528 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.872 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 0.919 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.830 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.811 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.944 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.983 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.005 million[2]
Key dates
1 May 1879 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°29′03″N 0°01′07″E / 51.4842°N 0.0187°E / 51.4842; 0.0187

Westcombe Park station is in Greenwich, London, and is situated on the North Kent line connecting suburbs (e.g.: Deptford, Greenwich, Charlton, Woolwich, to Dartford, Kent) along the south side of the River Thames with central London stations (London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross).

History[edit]

The station was opened by the South Eastern Railway in 1879, the year after the through line from Greenwich to Maze Hill was finally completed. This connected the original London and Greenwich Railway to the North Kent Line just west of Charlton. The section between Charlton and Maze Hill had opened in 1873, with Maze Hill functioning as a terminus until 1878.[3]

Location[edit]

The station lies at the northern end of a conservation area (Westcombe Park), 5–10 minutes walk down Westcombe Hill from the Blackheath Standard area of Blackheath. It is the closest station to Woodlands House (once the home of John Julius Angerstein and later an art gallery and history archives centre), and is also close to the southern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel, a notorious traffic bottleneck.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Maze Hill   Southeastern
Greenwich line
  Charlton

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 108; 286 and 422 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ http://rail.felgall.com/ser.htm SER Lines and Stations

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