New Eltham railway station

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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 is served by London bus routes 160, 162, 314, B13.


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. During 2014 a new footbridge and lifts will be installed. Until then, only Platform 1 (London bound) is accessible without using steps.


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.

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

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

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