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Westcombe Park station is in Greenwich, London, and is situated on the Greenwich 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).

Westcombe Park National Rail
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Westcombe Park is located in Greater London
Westcombe Park
Westcombe Park
Location of Westcombe Park in Greater London
LocationWestcombe Park
Local authorityGreenwich
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeWCB
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.055 million[2]
2014–15Increase 1.121 million[2]
2015–16Decrease 0.979 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 0.786 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 0.734 million[2]
Key dates
1 May 1879Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°29′03″N 0°01′07″E / 51.4842°N 0.0187°E / 51.4842; 0.0187Coordinates: 51°29′03″N 0°01′07″E / 51.4842°N 0.0187°E / 51.4842; 0.0187
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It is 5 mileschains (8.2 km) down the line from London Bridge.



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.[3]


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:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Maze Hill   Southeastern
Greenwich Line


London Buses routes 108, 286 and 422 serve the station.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ SER Lines and Stations

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