New Eltham railway station

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New Eltham National Rail
New Eltham railway station, Greater London (geograph 3682391).jpg
New Eltham is located in Greater London
New Eltham
New Eltham
Location of New Eltham in Greater London
LocationNew Eltham
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeNEH
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13Increase 2.371 million[1]
2013–14Increase 2.483 million[1]
2014–15Increase 2.554 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 2.289 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 2.232 million[1]
Key dates
1 April 1878Opened
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WGS8451°26′15″N 0°04′20″E / 51.4375°N 0.0722°E / 51.4375; 0.0722Coordinates: 51°26′15″N 0°04′20″E / 51.4375°N 0.0722°E / 51.4375; 0.0722
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New Eltham railway station is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London. It is 10 miles 32 chains (16.7 km) down the line from London Charing Cross.

It 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 towards Kent.

History[edit]

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. [2][3]

Location[edit]

The station is located in New Eltham in a shallow cutting near the crossroads of Footscray Road and Avery Hill Road.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 160, 162, 233, 314, 321 and B13 serve the station.

Facilities[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

Trains from the station run eastbound to Dartford, Gravesend, or to London Cannon Street via Slade Green, and westbound to Cannon Street, or London Charing Cross via Lewisham.

A typical off peak daytime Monday to Friday service is

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mottingham or London Bridge   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line
and Sidcup Line
  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. ^ http://www.kentrail.org.uk/new_eltham.htm
  3. ^ Lewisham to Dartford. London Suburban Railways series. Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)

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