TQ4278 : West end of Woolwich Dockyard station

taken 15 years ago, near to Woolwich Ferry, Greenwich, Great Britain

West end of Woolwich Dockyard station
West end of Woolwich Dockyard station
The station opened in 1849, to serve the nearby Royal Dockyard. The area was fast expanding at the time: for example the nearby church of St Thomas TQ4278 : St Thomas Church was opened the same year. The line between Greenwich and Woolwich is largely in cutting or tunnel, and the Dockyard station itself is wedged between short tunnels at each end, meaning that this line can never be extended to take 12-coach trains as other suburban lines in London do.

Not all trains stop here. In this view taken at 08.10 in the morning rush-hour, the left-hand train is a through service (07.41 Gravesend to Cannon Street via Lewisham), and the green light indicates that the Charlton Lane level crossing TQ4178 : Charlton Lane signalbox has already been opened ready for it. The train at right is empty stock returning to Slade Green depot.
Woolwich Dockyard Station
Woolwich Dockyard railway station is on the North Kent Line. The station opened in 1849 and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. It takes its name from the former Woolwich Dockyard.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 September, 2003   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 April, 2009
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Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 426 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.4795N 0:3.2099E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 427 788
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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