Greenwich Park railway station

Greenwich Park Railway Station

Greenwich Park railway station

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Greenwich Park railway station was a railway station in Greenwich, London opened in 1888 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. It was intended to rival the South Eastern Railway's Greenwich railway station which had opened over 50 years earlier. It served as the terminus for the Greenwich Park branch, which ran from Nunhead to Greenwich Park. It took its name from the nearby Greenwich Park, home of the Royal Observatory.

Despite being on a prime location (on Stockwell Street), 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. The section between Nunhead and Lewisham Road was reopened in 1929 by the Southern Railway concurrent with opening a new connecting spur toLewisham and providing the company with another route into central London. The section between Lewisham Road and Greenwich Park was officially abandoned in 1929.

After 1929 the station was demolished and the cutting occupied by the trackbed and platforms was infilled. Today the site is occupied by a hotel and its car park. Nothing remains today of the railway infrastructure north-east of Lewisham Road station except a short section of embankment adjacent to St Johns station. A direct rail link between Greenwich and Lewisham was not restored until the Lewisham extension to the......
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