Albany Park railway station

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Albany Park National Rail
Albany Park Train Station platform.jpg
Albany Park is located in Greater London
Albany Park
Albany Park
Location of Albany Park in Greater London
LocationAlbany Park
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bexley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeAYP
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.990 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.048 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.991 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.967 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.955 million[1]
Key dates
7 March 1935Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°26′07″N 0°07′33″E / 51.4354°N 0.1257°E / 51.4354; 0.1257Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 0°07′33″E / 51.4354°N 0.1257°E / 51.4354; 0.1257
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Albany Park railway station is in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London (Travelcard Zone 5). It is 12 miles 68 chains (20.7 km) down the line from London Charing Cross. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

From platform one trains run westbound to London Charing Cross twice an hour, and during the daytime, Monday to Saturday, to London Cannon Street.

From platform two trains from the station run eastbound towards Dartford continuing to Gravesend twice per hour (or Strood, Rochester or Gillingham during peak times) and to London Cannon Street via Greenwich twice an hour during the daytime, Monday to Saturday.

History[edit]

The train platform.

The station was opened by the Southern Railway on 7 March 1935[2] following housing development in the area. The station passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When BR was divided into sectors in the 1980s the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail.

The station had a very small one storey signal box at the Dartford end of the up platform which closed in November 1970. No goods yard or freight facilities were ever provided.

The station has changed very little over the years except for platform extensions in 1955 and the closure of the signal box.[3][4]

Location[edit]

The station is located in Steynton Avenue near a small parade of shops in a largely residential area. The station building is at street level with steps down to the platforms as the line is in a cutting. There is no actual park called Albany Park, although there is nearby pub The Albany Hotel also built in the 1930s.

The station is served by London bus routes 229, 269, B14.[5]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service pattern is:

On Sundays the Charing Cross to Dartford service extends to Gravesend

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sidcup   Southeastern
Dartford Loop
and Sidcup Lines
  Bexley

Bus Connections[edit]

Albany Park station is connected by London Buses route B14 to Bexleyheath and to Orpington via Sidcup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 14
  3. ^ http://www.kentrail.org.uk/Albany%20Park.htm
  4. ^ London Suburban Railways - Lewisham to Dartford by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)
  5. ^ [1]

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