Deptford railway station

Deptford is a National Rail station in Deptford in London, England. It is on the Greenwich line, 3 mileschains (5.0 km) down the line from London Bridge, and has staggered platforms on the London Bridge – Greenwich Railway Viaduct, a high brick viaduct on which the line runs at this point above Deptford High Street.

Deptford National Rail
Deptford is located in Greater London
Location of Deptford in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeDEP
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 1.785 million[1]
2019–20Increase 1.939 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.614 million[1]
2021–22Increase 1.240 million[1]
2022–23Increase 1.476 million[1]
Key dates
8 February 1836Opening of temporary station
24 December 1838New station building constructed
15 March 1915Closed
19 July 1926Reopened[2]
26 April 2012New station building constructed
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°28′44″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4788°N 0.0265°W / 51.4788; -0.0265
 London transport portal

It is in Travelcard zone 2.

History edit

Opened in 1836, Deptford station is the oldest railway station in London that is still in use.[3][4] It came into existence when the London and Greenwich Railway opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey, and Deptford on 8 February 1836, with an intermediate station at Southwark Park.[3][4] The line was extended westwards to the new London Bridge Station on 14 December 1836 and eastwards to Greenwich on 24 December 1838.

Deptford station was closed between 1915 and 1926. The original station building was demolished by the Southern Railway and replaced by a newer building, which was demolished around 2011.

The replacement building was opened on Thursday 26 April 2012; this rebuild has made the station fully accessible. A second entry/exit is now open since the refurbishment of the old carriage ramp is now complete; this new entrance is located on Platform 1. There are two ticket machines in the station, one in the ticket hall and the other next to the carriage ramp entrance on Platform 1.

Services edit

Services at Deptford are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink using Class 376, 465, 466, 700 and 707 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[5]

During the peak hours, the station is served by an additional half-hourly circular service to and from London Cannon Street via Sidcup and Lewisham in the clockwise direction and direct to London Bridge anticlockwise.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
  Historical railways  
South Eastern and Chatham Railway

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 78.
  3. ^ a b "Old Deptford History: Deptford Station". Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Staines, David (November 2011). "Deptford reborn". Modern Railways. Ian Allan Publishing.
  5. ^ Table 200, 201 National Rail timetable, December 2022

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