Westcombe Park railway station
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).
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:
- 6tph (trains per hour) to London Cannon Street
- 2tph to Slade Green, returning to London Cannon Street via Sidcup
- 2tph to Slade Green
- 2tph to Dartford
Nearby bus services include the 286 between Eltham and Greenwich town centre, the 108 between Stratford and Lewisham (via the Millennium Dome), and the 422 between the Millennium Dome and Bexleyheath (via Woolwich).