| Westcombe Park|
London, United Kingdom
| Maze Hill railway station, Honor Oak Park railway st, Woolwich Dockyard railway st, Charlton railway station, New Cross Gate railway st|
Westcombe Park station is in Greenwich, London, and is situated on the North Kent line connecting suburbs (e.g.: Deptford, Greenwich, Charlton, Woolwich, to Dartford, Kent) along the south side of the River Thames with central London stations (London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross).
Westcombe Park railway station Wikipedia
The station was opened by the South Eastern Railway in 1879, the year after the through line from Greenwich to Maze Hill was finally completed. This connected the original London and Greenwich Railway to the North Kent Line just west of Charlton. The section between Charlton and Maze Hill had opened in 1873, with Maze Hill functioning as a terminus until 1878.
The station lies at the northern end of a conservation area (Westcombe Park), 5–10 minutes walk down Westcombe Hill from the Blackheath Standard area of Blackheath. It is the closest station to Woodlands House (once the home of John Julius Angerstein and later an art gallery and history archives centre), and is also close to the southern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel, a notorious traffic bottleneck.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
Westbound;6tph (trains per hour) to London Cannon Street
Eastbound;2tph to Slade Green, returning to London Cannon Street via Sidcup
2tph to Slade Green, returning to London Cannon Street via Bexleyheath
2tph to Dartford
London Buses routes 108, 286 and 422 serve the station.