Westcombe Park

Exterior of Westcombe Park station, south-east London, on 26th September 2009. London's first railway, the London & Greenwich (1836) terminated at the latter and when the North Kent Line opened in 1849 this made a large detour through Lewisham before returning to the south of the Thames at Charlton. It was not until the 1870s that, to shorten the journey to London from places like Woolwich, a new line was built from a junction west of Charlton to Greenwich. This opened between Charlton and Maze Hill in 1873 but the short remaining gap between there and Greenwich had to wait until 1878. Westcombe Park station was added in 1879. Trains still run to central London via the original North Kent route through Lewisham as well as the shorter route through Greenwich.

Location: Westcombe Park

Original line: Greenwich and Charlton Line (South Eastern Railway)

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Photosets: London Area Stations 2009-2023  

Date: 26/09/2009

Image number: 76621

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