Blackhorse Road Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Blackheath railway station is Grade II-listed and situated in the heart of Blackheath village in London at grid reference TQ39617600. The track passes through the village and is crossed by a road overbridge on which the station buildings stand. Much of the original station, dating back at track level to 1849 and at ticket office level to 1879, remains. It was built using London Brick to a design by George Smith (who also built Greenwich station). At the "country" end of the platforms the lines separate to the North Kent and Bexleyheath Lines. The former passes through the mile-long (1.6 km) Blackheath Tunnel immediately after the junction; the latter through the shorter Kidbrooke Tunnel after a short cutting. Blackheath's station has two platforms which are partially covered with a weather canopy. The downside platform has a disused platform face (bay platform) facing towards London, used in earlier days by commuter trains terminating here. Unusually, the track in the bay remains in situ, although it is now heavily overgrown and otherwise obstructed. The area to the north (now a car-park) was formerly an area of railway sidings, where commuter trains were stabled when not in use. The bay platform used to come into its own when a circus was taking place on Blackheath. Many of the animals would arrive in train vans. The circus would then process through Blackheath Village on to the heath. The station cannot be relied upon as a way of reaching Blackheath during November's traditional free firework show, as it normally closes early on that day for safety reasons. Conversely, in April, on the Sunday of the London Marathon, it is crucial in enabling athletes and their supporters to reach the starting line, as on that day bus services across the heath are usually suspended as roads are closed. Blackheath Halls, run by Trinity College of Music, are close to the station.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 186482 0
2014 135128 0
2013 143483 0
2012 126110 0
2011 91560 0
2010 31956 0
2009 6097 0
2008 16332 0
2007 14706 0

Location Data

  • Greater London Authority: Greater London Authority
  • London Borough Ward: High Street
  • European Region: London
  • London Assembly Constituency: North East
  • London Borough: Waltham Forest Borough Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Walthamstow

Recent Crime Figures

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September 2014 1 00000000000010
August 2014 1 01000000000000
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March 2014 1 00000000100000
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January 2014 1 00000000100000
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April 2013 2 00000000100010
March 2013 3 00000010200000
February 2013 0 00000000000000
January 2013 1 00000010000000

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