- Woolwich Arsenal railway station
name = Woolwich Arsenal
manager = Southeastern
zone = 4
borough = Greenwich
start = 1 November 1849
platforms = 2
latitude = 51.490
longitude = 0.069
railexits0405 = 2.031
railexits0506 = 2.091
railcode = WWA
Woolwich Arsenal station is a
railway stationlocated in Woolwichin the London Borough of Greenwich. The station faces General GordonSquare.
The station was rebuilt in 1996 to a modern design in steel and glass. It has a circular theme, quite different from what existed before. The previous building opened in 1906 was a
London brick-built structure, very typical of southeast London. This had superseded an original 1849 building.
The station consists of two platforms. The up platform for
Londonhas a refreshment facility. The down platform serves trains going east, towards north Kent, via Plumstead, Abbey Wood and Slade Green.
The station is on the
North Kent Linewhich connects central and south east Londonwith Dartford and Medway. Typical journey times to Londonare in the region of 30 minutes.
Docklands Light Railway
Transport for Londonare currently constructing an extension of the London City Airport branch of the Docklands Light Railwayfrom its current terminus at King George V to Woolwich Arsenal. [ [http://developments.dlr.co.uk/extensions/woolwich/ TFL - DLR Woolwich Extension] ] Due to the technical challenges of boring a tunnel under the Thames, the plan is not expected to be completed until 2009. Work started in December 2005 when the extension to King George V was complete.
2012 Olympic Gamesthe station will be used by spectators to journey to the shooting events being held at the nearby Royal Artillery Barracks. DLR trains from the station will connect directly to the London Olympic Parkat Stratford International.
Crossrailstation will be opened in Woolwich after a vigorous campaign to include it in the scheme run by Greenwich council and Berkeley Homes. Woolwich railway stationwill be located around 200m north of Woolwich Arsenal station on the north side of the A206.
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