Lewisham station


Lewisham station

Infobox London station
name = Lewisham


manager = Southeastern
manager1 = Docklands Light Railway
zone = 2 and 3
locale = Lewisham
borough = Lewisham
years = 30 July 1849
events = Opened
years1 = 1 January 1857
events1 = Renamed (Lewisham Junction)
years2 = 7 July 1929
events2 = Renamed (Lewisham)
years3 = 1999
events3 = DLR extension
platforms = 6
latitude = 51.4653
longitude = -0.0133
railcode = LEW
railexits0405 = 4.071
railexits0506 = 4.021
railexits0607 = 5.841

Lewisham station is a National Rail and Docklands Light Railway station in Lewisham, south east London. The railway station is operated by SoutheasternSoutheastern - [http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/stations.php?crs=LEW Station facilities: Lewisham] ] and is served by trains on the North Kent, Bexleyheath, South Eastern Main, Dartford Loop and the Hayes lines. The Docklands Light Railway station opened in 1999 on a southward extension from Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs.

tation layout

There are four platforms for heavy rail services: 1 and 2 on the North Kent Line, and 3 and 4 serving the South Eastern Main Line. The former, the original part of the station, opened on 30 July 1849, the South Eastern Main Line on 1 January 1857. In 1929 large-scale remodelling of the junction was undertaken to enable cross-London freight traffic to be routed via Nunhead and Loughborough Junction. The new route utilised part of the former Greenwich Park branch and included a flyover. Some trains heading to/from London use the flyover and then descend via Tanners Hill Junction to rejoin the main line, using a reversible line which opened in 1976. Kent trains from London, having passed through the station, curve round under the main line to Hither Green en route to Ladywell.

Platforms 5 and 6 are served by Docklands Light Railway trains to Bank Station and Stratford station

Planned Jubilee line service

Lewisham tube station was an uncompleted station planned to be built on the Jubilee Line on the London Underground. Premilarly construction work was begun before the plan was delayed by lack of funds. Eventually the route that the station was due to be on was changed, leading the station to be cancelled.Fact|date=June 2008

ervices

Trains go to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Victoria, and to Hayes, Dartford, Orpington and the Medway Towns. Lewisham is also the southern terminus of the DLR, the previous station being Elverson Road. Lewisham is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3 and is a major transport hub, with many buses either passing through or terminating here.

Destinations

Southeastern rail services operate from Lewisham station to:
* St Johns, New Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street (Some trains go fast to London Bridge).
* Nunhead, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill and Victoria
* Blackheath, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith, Slade Green, Dartford, Stone Crossing, Greenhithe (for Bluewater), Swanscombe, Northfleet, Gravesend, Higham, Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.
* Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyehath and Barnehurst
* Hither Green, Lee, Mottingham, New Eltham, Sidcup, Albany Park, Bexley, Crayford
* Hither Green, Grove Park, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Orpington, Chelsfield, Knockholt, Dunton Green and Sevenoaks (Most trains don't call at Lewisham)
* Ladywell, Catford Bridge, Lower Sydenham, New Beckenham, Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park, West Wickham and Hayes (Kent), (with some trains not calling at Lewisham).

Docklands Light Railway rail services operate from Lewisham station to:
* Elverson Road, Greewnich, Cutty Sark, Island Gardens, Mudchute, Crossharbour, South Quay, Heron Quays, Canary Wharf; continuing from Canary Wharf to:
** West India Quay, Poplar, Devons Road, Bow Church, Pudding Mill Lane and Stratford; or
** Westferry, Limehouse, Shadwell, Tower Gateway and Bank

Trivia

*The second episode of the 1979 LWT comedy series End of Part One includes the main characters watching a film called "The Life of Christopher Columbus". In the film, Columbus goes to a tube station and asks for a train to America, but is told he can only go as far as Catford. Part of a modified tube map is shown which shows the fictitious tube stations "Lewisham", "Ladywell", "Edge of the World" and "Catford" on the East London Section of the Metropolitan Line south from New Cross tube station. There is an actual part of the mainline Mid-Kent Railway that interchanges with New Cross tube station, and the stations are, southwards in order: St. John's, Lewisham, Ladywell and Catford Bridge (Catford on a different line interchanges with the latter).
*The train station is twinned with Lewisham railway station, Sydney.
*Unusually, the Docklands Light Railway extension was completed ahead of time and under budget.

References

External links

* [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/transportaccessibility/dlr/3252.aspx Docklands Light Railway website - Lewisham station page]

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