Next week commuters using Southeastern rail services from Blackheath station to London will find that none going to London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross. Trains are going to Cannon Street and Victoria.
- The 521 bus goes from Cannon Street (stop MB) to London Bridge – there are also lots of other nearby buses heading in that direction and it’s a 10-15min walk too.
- Cannon Street or Victoria tube will take you to Embankment for Charing Cross [Tube map]
- London Bridge is on the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf (DLR) or Canada Water (Overground).
Don’t forget that the (always busy, mind) 53 bus goes to Elephant & Castle and Lower Marsh (Waterloo-ish) from Blackheath Standard, more links to transport alternatives below.
1. Temporary new train times from Blackheath in August
I spotted this in Blackheath station yesterday, by the exit on Platform 1. This person is a kindred spirit, thank you whoever you are 🙂 See tweets below for more on the history behind this.
Train times from Blackheath next Tuesday to Friday (29 August to 1 September). I strongly recommend the CityMapper website (plus excellent and free app) – it’s really good for public transport.
The text of the poster says ….
“For those of you who missed
the South Eastern photo of the
handwritten time table (!!),
here it is typed up for ALL
to see clearly…
BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF MORNING SERVICES FROM
BLACKHEATH TO LONDON TUESDAY TO FRIDAY NEXT WEEK
THERE WILL BE NO TRAINS TO LONDON BRIDGE,
WATERLOO EAST OR CHARING CROSS.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY SERVICES WILL BE DIFFERENT.
05.45 CANNON ST
06.15 CANNON ST
06.24 CANNON ST
06.45 CANNON ST
06.54 CANNON ST
07.15 CANNON ST
07.24 CANNON ST
07.45 CANNON ST
07.54 CANNON ST
08.15 CANNON ST
08.24 CANNON ST
08.45 CANNON ST
08.54 CANNON ST
09.15 CANNON ST
09.24 CANNON ST
Brought to you by a commuter who could be bothered spending
10 mins typing this up“
2 Alternative travel arrangements
Thames Clippers ferries from Greenwich Pier or North Greenwich Pier (go to Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Bankside, Blackfriars, Charing Cross (Embankment Pier), Waterloo [‘London Eye’] and Westminster. The 108 or 422 buses will get you to North Greenwich, the 286 or 386 will get you to Greenwich by Cutty Sark for the Greenwich Pier. Greenwich Cutty Sark is also on the DLR line.
• ‘Next boat’ information from Greenwich Pier / North Greenwich Pier
Buses from Blackheath to Lewisham station take two routes in opposite directions. The 54 and 108 pick up at the bus stop next to Age Exchange / Shepherd’s Foods on the other side of the road from the station. The 380 picks up on the same side of the station – turn left out of the station, go past the barriered car park (there’s a Farmers’ Market there on Sundays) and past a 24 hour shop, Oddbins and a fruit / veg shop then up the hill past the shoe shop and the one selling electrical equipment. Keep going to The Crown pub from where the 380 will take you to Lewisham station.
From Lewisham station – walk there or bus. The route is prettier over the heath by Wat Tyler Road (the 380 bus route). DLR goes to Bank via Canary Wharf (also on the ferry route).
From New Cross (53 bus) or Denmark Hill (Blackheath train to Victoria stops here).