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Woolwich Station

Woolwich Station

The historic site of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich was once a walled off private world that saw the manufacture of guns and explosives, munitions testing, a military academy and the production of medals and other civilian goods.

Today, the new station is a key part of a new masterplan on the Royal Arsenal site which includes 3,750 new homes and new cultural, heritage, commercial and leisure quarters.

The new Elizabeth line station will help to transform Woolwich, supporting regeneration, reducing journey times and creating new transport links for local people. 

A 276 metre-long box station sits below a major housing development site. The minimalist, straightforward design provides entry into the station from a single 30-metre wide bronze clad portal. Natural light enters through the main entrance and skylights into the ticket hall, and filters down to the platforms.

Set back from the main street and surrounded by a series of heritage-listed buildings and a large retail unit, the station acts as a simple portal connecting all these elements together.

The station entrance opens onto Dial Arch Square, a green space, flanked with a series of Grade I and II listed buildings. In addition to enhancing the experience in and out of the station, the urban realm design also helps connect the station with the wider town centre.

In addition to the station improvements, Crossrail has worked with the Royal Borough of Greenwich on proposals for improvements to the area around the station.


  • Step-free from street to train
  • Box-station
  • 14m below ground
  • 241m passenger platform length
  • 56,000 passengers per day on the Elizabeth line (peak)
  • 12 trains per hour (peak, each way)
  • Interchange: Docklands Light Rail (DLR), National Rail


Learn more about how the station has been designed to be bright and spacious, and provide easy passenger journeys in this video with Rob Naybour from Weston Williamson + Partners.

Download our Woolwich station profile here.

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When the full route opens, an Elizabeth line service every five minutes at peak time will allow passengers to travel all the way through to Paddington, Heathrow or Reading in the west and Abbey Wood in the east.