Charlton National Rail
Charlton is located in Greater London
Location of Charlton in Greater London
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Greenwich
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeCTN
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2 (originally 3)[1]
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Increase 1.501 million[3]
– interchange Decrease 0.105 million[3]
2018–19Increase 1.681 million[3]
– interchange Increase 0.110 million[3]
2019–20Increase 1.709 million[3]
– interchange  Decrease 87,632[3]
2020–21Decrease 0.460 million[3]
– interchange Decrease 19,576[3]
2021–22Increase 1.073 million[3]
– interchange Increase 40,647[3]
Key dates
30 July 1849[1]Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°29′13″N 0°01′56″E / 51.48686°N 0.03232°E / 51.48686; 0.03232
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Charlton railway station is a railway station in Charlton, Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is 7 miles 44 chains (12.2 km) measured from Charing Cross. The station is operated by Southeastern. Trains serving the station are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink. It is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Charlton station is within walking distance of The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic F.C. It was first opened in 1849 by the South Eastern Railway on the North Kent Line and is close to the junction where the routes via Greenwich and Lewisham converge (the link from Greenwich and Maze Hill being completed in 1878).


Services at Charlton are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink using Class 376, 465, 466, 700 and 707 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[4]

During the peak hours, the station is served by an additional half-hourly circular service to and from London Cannon Street via Sidcup and Lewisham in the clockwise direction and via Greenwich in the anticlockwise direction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station


London Buses routes 161, 177, 180, 472, 486 and night route N1 serve the station.[5]


  1. ^ a b Charlton railway station at Kentrail - David Glasspool - Retrieved 3 September 2007
  2. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ Table 200, 201 National Rail timetable, December 2022
  5. ^ "Buses from Charlton" (PDF). TfL. 14 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.