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New Eltham station serves the suburb of the same name, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, southeast London, within Travelcard Zone 4. The station opened in the spring of 1878 and was originally known as Pope Street up until 1886. Today, the station acts as the areas' main transport hub and is served by several busy bus routes. Trains leave the station for London Cannon Street and Charring Cross from platform 1, with trains to the latter taking approximately half an hour. From platform 2 there are trains heading east and north, to Gravesend and Woolwich Arsenal respectively. The area around the station, particularly Footscray Road and Avery Hill Road, is home to a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and small shops - if you're looking for larger chain stores, head to Eltham High Street, about one-and-a-half miles north, and Sidcup High Street, about two miles southeast.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:40 - 20:00
Sunday 08:10 - 15:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces115
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£539.00
Three Monthly£270.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
upside platform
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Platform 1 only step free. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

New Eltham station's main entrance is on Station Approach, and has several ticket desks, plus ticket machines outside the station building. The concourse leads onto platform 1 (towards London), and there's a side gate for when the ticket hall is closed. A footbridge with lifts leads to platform 2 (towards Woolwich and Gravesend). There's also a direct entrance to platform 2 from Footscray Road, but this has stairs, so avoid it if you require step-free access.

Departures and arrivals from New Eltham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into New Eltham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern23:58Early
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern07:57Late
to GravesendSoutheastern08:212Late
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern08:26Late
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern08:31Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CrayfordSoutheastern23:58Early
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:202Late
from GravesendSoutheastern08:23Scheduled
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern08:25Late
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern08:30Late
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