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The name Plumstead genuinely refers to fruit - as far back as Roman times, this small settlement in southeast London was famed for its orchards. All that changed at the end of the 17th century, however, when a huge munitions factory was built in nearby Woolwich. Plumstead's population exploded as factory workers flocked to the area, and the arrival of rail in 1859 sparked another population spike. By the 21st century the factory had disappeared, but Plumstead remains an important commuter neighbourhood, with direct trains to London Bridge taking just 25 minutes. The station building is charming, with a white canopy and slate roof, and is right on the busy Plumstead High Street. While the area around it is mostly residential - with a rich, multicultural mix of local shops and restaurants - there are some major green spaces to the southeast, including Winn's Common and the huge Abbey Wood, an area of ancient woodland with abbey ruins.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 06:10 - 19:30
Sunday 08:10 - 15:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
No access to platforms. Ticket Office is step free, no car park.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Plumstead's main entrance is on the corner of Walmer Terrace and Plumstead Road. There's a staffed counter inside the office, and a ticket machine outside. From the main entrance, steps lead down to platform 1 (towards London). For platform 2 (towards Kent), cross via the footbridge, or use the alternative entrance on Plumstead Road. There's currently no step-free access to either platform. For onward travel, there are bus stops outside on Plumstead Road.

Departures and arrivals from Plumstead

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Plumstead station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink17:49Late
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:51On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:53On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:57On time
to LutonThameslink18:01On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LutonThameslink17:48Late
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:51On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern17:53On time
from DartfordSoutheastern17:57On time
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink18:01On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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