Deptford railway station

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Deptford National Rail
Deptford station entrance 2013.JPG
Deptford is located in Greater London
Location of Deptford in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeDEP
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.239 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.312 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.092 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.058 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.785 million[1]
Key dates
8 February 1836Opening of temporary station
24 December 1838New station building constructed
15 March 1915Closed
19 July 1926Reopened[2]
26 April 2012New station building constructed
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′44″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4788°N 0.0265°W / 51.4788; -0.0265Coordinates: 51°28′44″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4788°N 0.0265°W / 51.4788; -0.0265
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Deptford is a National Rail station in Deptford in London, England. It is on the North Kent Line, 3 mileschains (5.0 km) down the line from London Bridge, and has staggered platforms on the London Bridge – Greenwich Railway Viaduct, a high brick viaduct on which the line runs at this point, above High Street, Deptford.

It is located in Travelcard zone 2.


Opened in 1836, Deptford station is reputedly the oldest railway station in London.[3][4] It came into existence when the London and Greenwich Railway opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey and Deptford on 8 February 1836.[3][4] The line was extended westwards to the new London Bridge Station on 14 December 1836 and eastwards to Greenwich on 24 December 1838.

Deptford station was closed between 1915 and 1926. The original station building was demolished by the Southern Railway and replaced by a newer building which was itself demolished around 2011.

The replacement building was opened on Thursday 26 April 2012; this rebuild has made the station fully accessible. A second entry/exit is now open as the refurbishment of the old carriage ramp is now complete; this new entrance is located on Platform 1. There are two ticket machines in the station, one located in the ticket hall and the other next to the carriage ramp entrance on Platform 1.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southeastern
Greenwich Line
  Historical railways  
Southwark Park   South Eastern
and Chatham Railway

Greenwich line


  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, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 78.
  3. ^ a b "Old Deptford History: Deptford Station". Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Staines, David (November 2011). "Deptford reborn". Modern Railways. Ian Allan Publishing.

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