Deptford railway station

Deptford railway station
Deptford National Rail
Deptford station south entrance.JPG
Deptford is located in Greater London

Location of Deptford in Greater London
Location Deptford
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by Southeastern
Station code DEP
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004-05 increase 0.311 million[1]
2005-06 increase 0.361 million[1]
2006-07 increase 0.648 million[1]
2007-08 increase 0.758 million[1]
2008-09 increase 0.812 million[1]
2009-10 decrease 0.772 million[1]

8 February 1836 Opening of temporary station
24 December 1838 New station building constructed
15 March 1915 Closed
19 July 1926 Reopened[2]

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Coordinates: 51°28′44″N 0°01′35″W / 51.4788°N 0.0265°W / 51.4788; -0.0265

Deptford is a suburban railway station in the UK capital city of London. It is located in Deptford, London Borough of Lewisham, on the North Kent Line, about three miles from London Bridge station. The staggered platforms are on the London Bridge to Greenwich railway viaduct, a high brick viaduct on which the line runs at this point, above High Street, Deptford.

Opened in 1836, Deptford station is reputedly the oldest railway station in London, and the oldest suburban station in the world, to survive on its existing site.[3][4]



The typical off-peak service from the station is:

  • 6tph (trains per hour) to London Cannon Street
  • 2tph to Slade Green, returning to London Cannon Street via Sidcup
  • 2tph to Slade Green
  • 2tph to Dartford
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Bridge   Southeastern
Greenwich line


The station came into existence when the London and Greenwich Railway opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey and Deptford on 8 February 1836.[3][4] The line was extended westwards to the new London Bridge Station on 14 December 1836 and eastwards to Greenwich on 24 December 1838.

Deptford station was closed between 1915 and 1926. The original station building was demolished by the Southern Railway and the current station building constructed in its place.[4]

A new station building is under construction and completion is expected by mid 2012; the new station will be fully accessible. The current station building will then be demolished.[4]


External links


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 78.
  3. ^ a b "Old Deptford History: Deptford Station". Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Staines, David (November 2011). "Deptford reborn". Modern Railways (Ian Allan Publishing). 

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