Albany Park railway station

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Albany Park railway station is in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London (Travelcard Zone 5). The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

From platform one trains run westbound to London Charing Cross twice an hour, and during the daytime, Monday to Saturday, to London Cannon Street.

From platform two trains from the station run eastbound towards Dartford continuing to Gravesend twice per hour (or Strood, Rochester or Gillingham during peak times) and to London Cannon Street via Greenwich twice an hour during the daytime, Monday to Saturday.

History

The station was opened by the Southern Railway on 7 March 1935 following housing development in the area. The station passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When BR was divided into sectors in the 1980s the station was served by Network South East until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The station had a very small one storey signal box at the Dartford end of the up platform which closed in November 1970. No goods yard or freight facilities were ever provided.

The station has changed very little over the years except for platform extensions in 1955 and the closure of the signal box.

Location

The station is located in Steynton Avenue near a small parade of shops in a largely residential area. The station building is at street level with steps down to the platforms as the line is in a cutting. There is no actual park called Albany Park, although there is nearby pub The Albany Hotel also built in the 1930s.

The station is served by London bus routes 229, 269, B14.

Services

The typical off-peak service pattern is:

In the evening and on Sundays there is a half hourly service to London Charing Cross.

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