The former Abbey Wood station (operated by Southeastern) has been demolished to allow for a new station to be constructed as part of London’s Crossrail project.
When rebuilt, the new station will have a bigger ticket hall, step-free access to every platform, and improved connections with local bus services. In addition to the station redevelopment, two miles of new track will be laid between Abbey Wood and the tunnel portal at Plumstead.
The redevelopment work is being carried out by Network Rail, to allow for the increase in trains and passengers that Crossrail will bring. Crossrail is scheduled to be finished by 2018.
Watch a timelapse video of the Abbey Wood demolition work below.