Greenwich Park railway station


Greenwich Park railway station

. [ [http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/g/greenwich_park/index.shtml Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites:Greenwich Park Station ] ]

Despite being on a prime location (on Stockwell Street - the site is today occupied by a hotel), it failed to attract sufficient passenger numbers possibly because the rival Greenwich station offered a more direct journey into central London. Due to wartime economies, and along with several other London railway stations it closed in 1917 along with the northern section of the line. Part of the southern section of the line was taken over by the South Eastern Railway and re-opened to allow trains to run between Lewisham and Nunhead providing the company with another route into central London. [ [http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/ London's Abandoned Tube Stations ] ]

Today virtually nothing remains of the station, or any of the railway north-east of Lewisham Road railway station. A direct rail link between Greenwich and Lewisham was not restored until the Lewisham extension to the Docklands Light Railway opened in 1999.

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