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Greenwich & Deptford stations see massive jump in passenger numbers

Thameslink at Greenwich

Earlier today I wrote about a sharp increase in passenger numbers on the Woolwich line. This post looks at stations close to London which have seen vast increases in one year.

Deptford saw a jump of 69% with passenger numbers near doubling from 1.1 million to 1.8 million.

Deptford station

Greenwich station saw an increase of 43 per cent to 3.6 million passengers. Maze Hill was up 54 per cent to 1.2 million and Westcombe Park up 35 per cent to 1 million.

Looking towards 330 new Charlton flats from Westcombe Park

The completion of London Bridge rebuilding and commencement of Thameslink service alongside new housebuilding are factors believed to contribute to growth levels.

Southeastern currently has no confirmed plans for new stock.

4 Comments

  1. CDT

    This is not surprising considering the the large developments already built around Greenwich and Deptford wth many more new homes under construction or in the planning stages,

    Sadly we have not seen the investment in public transport infratructure in line with the amount of new residents moving to the area.

    • I think the only way they could run more trains on the metro route is to somehow run a third track between London Bridge and Cannon Street but with Southwark Cathedral nearby it’ll be tough. The other option is the Bakerloo line takes over a line from Lewisham but that’s many years off (if ever).

      I think all the easy options have been done sadly.

  2. As mentioned, Thameslink trains probably play a part since you can avoid the tideous change at London Bridge by going to Greenwich or Deptford.

  3. Graham

    Thats true Anonymous201481. I have a colleague who travels to Gravesendevery day on the Thameslink service and he oftens as to wait for an hour for his train when one train is cancelled which used to happen very often and still happens on occassions. I know lines are very busy with trains.

    However, it is a pity the Thameslink frequency was not set at every 20 minutes (3 trains an hour) so if was is unavoidably cancelled this would reduce the wait to 40 minutes. Which is not good but better than waiting an hour. As you rightly say avoids the tideous change at London Bridge.

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