Camberwell railway station (London)

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Camberwell
Camberwell station building.jpg
Former station building
Location Camberwell
Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell
Number of platforms 3
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
6 October 1862 Opened
3 April 1916 Closed to passengers
18 April 1964 Closed completely
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Camberwell is a closed railway station in Camberwell, south London. It was opened in October 1862 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR) as part of the company's ambitious "second London railway". In May 1863 the name was changed to Camberwell New Road but in October 1908 reverted to Camberwell.

As with many other London stations during World War I, wartime restraints forced it to close to passenger traffic in April 1916. Before the outbreak of war, the station had suffered dwindling passenger usage following the introduction of electric tram services in the area.[1] It remained in use for goods traffic until April 1964.

Today, the original station building located on the west side of Camberwell Station Road is in use as a converted mechanic's garage. At track level, nothing of the two side platforms remain but small fragments of the degraded island platform are still visible. The goods yard is now occupied by a residential development.

Camberwell station was mentioned in the 1956 film Private's Progress as a good place to get off a train and avoid paying a fare. It was made to sound like a working station, despite the fact that it had closed nearly 40 years before the film was set.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Walworth Road
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham
& Dover Railway

City Branch
  Loughborough Junction
Line and station open

Coordinates: 51°28′25″N 0°05′52″W / 51.4736°N 0.0977°W / 51.4736; -0.0977