Lewisham Road railway station
|Owner||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|18 September 1871||Opened|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
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It was situated on Loampit Hill, very close to the present-day St. Johns station. Although the branch line was intended to rival the South Eastern Railway's line through Greenwich it was probably the competition from this which contributed to the low use of the LCDR's branch, which closed in 1917 as a wartime economy measure. The line through the station was reopened for freight traffic in 1929 and passengers in 1935 to a new connecting spur via a flyover to Lewisham.
The station building remains today as a salvage shop; the platforms have been removed but some structures remain at this level on the London-bound side. To the east of the station beyond the spur to Lewisham most traces of the branch have been removed and extensively built over, but a short stretch of embankment forms part of Brookmill Road Nature Reserve just to the north of the spur.
The building is currently under threat of demolition to be replaced with a 3 story mixed use commercial/private residential development. http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications ref DC/19/112066 or '72 Loampit Hill'
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Brockley Lane||London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Greenwich Park Branch Line
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