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Charlton Athletic: Travel and matchday information

3rd October 2015

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Public transport

Rail: Charlton lies on the Woolwich line, served, under normal circumstances, by trains from Charing Cross and Cannon Street. However, Southeastern railways has announced that there will be engineering works between Plumstead and Slade Green, closing all lines, with no services running to Charlton on the day. 

South West Trains’ services are disrupted severely between Barnes and Clapham Junction on Sunday:

Underground: The nearest underground station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line.

Bus: For the majority of our fans, traveling from the west or south-west of London, getting to Charlton by bus is no easy matter. Reference should be made to the following schematic map of services:

Our recommendation is to use the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich and then any of the 161, 472 and 486 bus services to Charlton.

Road: We would not recommend traveling by car. Parking at the ground is for permit holders only. There is street parking, but due to a local residents parking scheme, not in close vicinity to the ground or Charlton railway station. However as you come off the A2 onto the A206, there is some street parking to be had on your right, in a couple of streets, before you reach the ‘Rose of Denmark’ pub (q.v.).

Pubs in Charlton

All of the local hostelries do not open until mid-day on Sunday, with the exception of the ‘Royal Oak’, but this is a Charlton fans’ pub, so best eschewed. The ‘Antigallican’ is the pub for ‘away’ fans, although its selection of real ales is limited.

The ‘Charlton Kebab House’ (41, Charlton Church Lane), diagonally opposite the station’s entrance, is highly-rated.

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