Woolwich railway station
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Woolwich Crossrail station box on Berkeley Homes open day
Location of Woolwich in Greater London
|Location||Woolwich, Greater London|
|Local authority||Royal Borough of Greenwich|
|Number of platforms||2|
|2018||Due to open|
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Woolwich railway station is a planned new station of the Crossrail rail project in London, UK. The station, which would serve the Woolwich area, was not initially proposed as part of the route but was added after a House of Commons Select Committee suggested its inclusion and after additional funding was found.
A station at Woolwich was initially omitted from the Crossrail plans as the cost would have made the whole project more expensive and less attractive. However, after talks between Greenwich London Borough Council and Berkeley Homes on how to find the £162 million required, plans for a Crossrail station at Woolwich were resubmitted to the Secretary of State and are included in the Crossrail Act.
The station will be located close to the major Royal Arsenal housing and retail development by Berkeley Homes, who will also construct the base structure for the station. The closest existing station is Woolwich Arsenal. The station itself is separate and will not serve as a direct interchange with the DLR and local National Rail services which are located at nearby Woolwich Arsenal.
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