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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

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)Thameslink12:01On time
to Rainham (Kent)Southeastern12:02Late
to Rainham (Kent)Southeastern12:03On time
to Rainham (Kent)Southeastern12:11On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink12:13On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LutonThameslink12:01On time
from LutonSoutheastern12:02Late
from LutonSoutheastern12:03On time
from LutonSoutheastern12:11On time
from LutonThameslink12:12On time
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