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Westcombe Park railway station

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Location  Westcombe Park
Station code  WCB
Accessible  Yes
Address  London, United Kingdom
Managed by  Southeastern
DfT category  D
Fare zone  3
Number of platforms  2
Westcombe Park railway station
Local authority  Royal Borough of Greenwich
Similar  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).

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History

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.

Location

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.

Services

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
  • Connections

    London Buses routes 108, 286 and 422 serve the station.

    References

    Westcombe Park railway station Wikipedia


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