British Transport Police also maintains a neighbourhood policing presence at Lewisham.[10]

Upon sectorisation in 1982, three passenger sectors were created: InterCity, operating principal express services; and London & South East (renamed Network SouthEast in 1986) who operated commuter services in the London area.[16]

There are three major development sites on Loampit Vale:

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The Mid-Kent line was electrified with services commencing on 28 February 1926.

The borough includes the constituencies of Lewisham Deptford, Lewisham West and Lewisham East.

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For 14 years between 2001 and 2015, Lewisham was the only London Borough not to have a cinema. Lewisham once had many such as the Lewisham Odeon. In 1930 there were 30 venues showing films.[14] As of 2015, Lewisham Borough is now home to two cinemas: an independently owned, not for profit cinema in Deptford named Deptford Cinema [15] and Curzon Goldsmiths, a movie space located inside the campus of Goldsmiths College in New Cross.[16]

King Alfred was Lord of the Manor of Lewisham as is celebrated by a plaque in Lewisham Library.

There are four platforms for main-line trains: 1 and 2 on the North Kent Line, and 3 and 4 on a loop off the South Eastern Main Line (which are also known as the mid-Kent route).

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On the 4 December 1957 the Lewisham rail crash occurred to the west of the station with 90 fatalities.

Lewisham was administratively part of Kent until 1889, and formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham in the County of London until 1965.

Millwall F.C. is based in The Den in the New Cross area.

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On 27 June 2003 the Strategic Rail Authority decided to strip Connex of the franchise citing poor financial management and run the franchise itself.[20][21] Connex South Eastern continued to operate the franchise until 8 November 2003 with the services transferring to the Strategic Rail Authority's South Eastern Trains subsidiary the following day.

Lewisham station is a National Rail and Docklands Light Railway station in Lewisham, south east London which first opened as Lewisham in 1849. It is on the south-east London commuter rail network operated by Southeastern.[6]

There are a number of freight trains that are generally routed through platforms 3 and 4. In 2012 these include freightliner trains (Isle of Grain), gypsum (Hothfield), aggregates (Angerstein Wharf) and nuclear material (Dungeness).

The Prime Meridian passes through Lewisham. Blackheath, Goldsmiths, University of London and Millwall F.C. are located within the borough.

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On November 22 1999 Britain's Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott opened the 4·2 km Lewisham extension of London's Docklands Light Railway with trains running through to Bank.[17]

Staff from Lewisham's Birth Centre celebrate with proud parents Kimberly and Spencer Morris and baby Rafferty,  the 5000th baby to be born at the unit.

Sixth form and further education providers in Lewisham include Christ the King Sixth Form College and Lewisham Southwark College. Lewisham is also home to Goldsmiths, University of London and the Laban Dance College (part of Trinity College of Music).


The Manor of Lewisham was given, with its appendages of Greenwich and Combe, by Elthruda, King Alfred's niece, to the abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, to which Lewisham then became a cell, or alien priory; which grant is said to have been confirmed by King Edgar in 964, and by Edward the Confessor in 1044, with the addition of many privileges.

In March 2011, the main forms of transport that residents used to travel to work were: train, 18.6% of all residents aged 16–74; driving a car or van, 11.2%; bus, minibus or coach, 11.2%; underground, metro, light rail, tram, 9.7%; on foot, 4.3%; work mainly at or from home, 2.8%; bicycle, 2.6%.[7]

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The South London Line runs along the extreme North West of the borough, at present there are no stations that are within the borough. There is a proposal for a new station at New Bermondsey providing a link to Clapham Junction.

Lewisham has a major transport interchange served by Southeastern rail services, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Buses and National Express Coaches.

The original canopy over the main entrance was demolished in 2009 at a cost of £790k [8] and replaced with a steel version.

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The NHS Constitution gives you the right to start your non-emergency treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks.

The borough was formed in 1965, by the London Government Act 1963, as an amalgamation of the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham and the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford, which had been created in 1900 as divisions of the County of London.[2]

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The current Chief Executive is Barry Quirk. The borough is administered by the four directorates of the council: Children and Young People, Community Services, Customer Services, and Resources & Regeneration.

The borough has also signed a "friendship link" with Ekurhuleni, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Trust is responsible for services at Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, as well as a range of NHS community services in Lewisham and some services at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

Following the Railways Act 1921 (also known as the Grouping Act), Lewisham became a Southern Railway station on 1 January 1923.

Lewisham has a bowling alley[13] and the Glassmill Swimming pool and Gym.