New Eltham railway station
Location of New Eltham in Greater London
|Local authority||Royal Borough of Greenwich|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 April 1878||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
New Eltham railway station is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London. The station is operated by Southeastern and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It has two platforms: Platform 1 the up platform for services to London and Platform 2 the down platform for services to Kent.
New Eltham station was opened as Pope Street Station in April 1878, twelve years after the opening of the Dartford Loop Line. The station was renamed New Eltham in 1886 although Pope Street was retained as a suffix until 1927. It had a goods yard on the up side which closed in 1963 and eventually became a car park, and a signal box just beyond the western end of the down platform. In 1955 the platforms were extended to take ten carriage trains. In the same year the signal box was taken out of use and demolished. The up side booking office was rebuilt in 1988. 
The station is located in New Eltham in a shallow cutting near the crossroads of Footscray Road and Avery Hill Road.
The station has been added to the Department for Transport "Access for All" scheme. The footbridge linking the two platforms was removed in the summer of 2013 and replaced with a new accessible footbridge with lifts which became operational in December 2014. Both platforms are accessible without using steps.
During the morning peak several Charing Cross services run fast from New Eltham to London Bridge.
A typical off peak daytime Monday to Friday service is
- 2tph to London Charing Cross
- 2tph to London Cannon Street
- 2tph to Gravesend via Crayford and Dartford
- 2tph to Crayford, then returning to London Cannon Street via Woolwich Arsenal
In the evening and on Sundays there is a half-hourly service to London Charing Cross.
Between 12 January 2015 and August 2016, services through New Eltham to London Charing Cross will not stop at London Bridge due to the re-building of London Bridge station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Dartford Loop Line
and Sidcup Line
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