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Plumstead railway station serves the suburb of Plumstead, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, east of Woolwich Arsenal. It is 10 mileschain (16.1 km) measured from London Charing Cross. It is served by Southeastern.

Plumstead National Rail
Plumstead Railway Station.jpg
Plumstead is located in Greater London
Location of Plumstead in Greater London
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codePLU
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.485 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.562 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.541 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.332 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.128 million[1]
Key dates
16 July 1859Opened
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WGS8451°29′23″N 0°05′04″E / 51.4897°N 0.0844°E / 51.4897; 0.0844Coordinates: 51°29′23″N 0°05′04″E / 51.4897°N 0.0844°E / 51.4897; 0.0844
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Plumstead is on the North Kent line and was opened 10 years after the line opened on 16 July 1859.[2] The platforms are below road level: the gabled station buildings stand on an overbridge at the country end. Here there are sidings: the station used to be where the railway system operating within the Royal Arsenal connected with the main line.

There were plans for the Docklands Light Railway to be extended to Plumstead Railway Station. However, Woolwich Arsenal station was chosen instead.

The station is served by local bus routes 53, 96, 99, 122, 177, 180, 244, 380, 422, 469, 472, 672 & N1.

The station sits at the western end of the Ridgeway path.

Plans are currently being drawn up for the installation of lifts and other accessibility improvements to the station as part of the UK Department of Transport's Access for All Programme [3].


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Woolwich Arsenal   Southeastern
Greenwich Line
  Abbey Wood
  Historical railways  
Woolwich Arsenal   South Eastern & Chatham Railway
North Kent Line
  Church Manor Way Halt


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^

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