'WHICH ZONE IS DEPTFORD BRIDGE?' AND OTHER DEPTFORD TRAVEL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

With Deptford boasting so many public transport links and yet no go-to place to read all about them, the area can be a pretty confusing place for first-time commuters or those who have recently made the switch from car to train. Starting with the most searched, ‘Which zone is Deptford Bridge’, we’ve compiled the answers to some of the web’s most asked questions about Deptford travel below.

 

WHICH ZONE IS DEPTFORD BRIDGE?

Short answer: Zones 2 and 3

It’s no secret that travelcard prices are on the rise, so keeping track of which zones you’re travelling between can be essential when you’re trying to pinch every penny. Deptford Bridge sits on the boundary between zones 2 and 3, which can leave many people wondering how that affects their fare. Worry no more though because where stations are technically categorised as two zones, the cheapest fare is always applied depending on the journey. For example, passengers with a zone 1-2 card can travel to Deptford bridge at no extra cost, while those holding just a zone 3 card can still travel from Deptford Bridge to other zone 3 areas.


HOW CAN I GET FROM DEPTFORD TO UEL?

Short answer: Cutty Sark DLR towards Bank, change at Westferry towards Beckton for Gallions Reach

To paraphrase a line from cult student-based comedy Fresh Meat, students who drive cars aren’t real students. Okay, so the statement may be inflammatory and just plain untrue… But it does serve to highlight the need for good public transport near universities, and the University of East London is no exception.

Luckily, there are a few options: The 47 bus to Canada Water, Jubilee line to Canning town, then the 474 to campus for example; or Deptford train station to Woolwich Arsenal, DLR to King George V followed by the 474 again. Our personal favourite though is the easiest: Jump on the DLR at Cutty Sark to Westferry, where the DLR towards Beckton will take you to Gallions Reach. After that it’s barely a minute’s walk to the university.


WHERE CAN I PARK IN DEPTFORD?

Short answer: Frankham Street; Vanguard Street; New Capital Quay

Frankham Street will cost you £8.40 for a six-hour stay and is just next to popular pub The Bird’s Nest; Alternatively, Vanguard Street car park will cost you the same (except on Sundays when it’s free) and allows you to park up just outside of Deptford Cinema; Finally, for a little more money you can leave the car at New Capital Quay… Just be prepared to pay as much as a fiver for 30 minutes.


HOW CAN I GET HOME TO DEPTFORD AT NIGHT?

Short answer: Thameslink train to Deptford

Good news, night-owls. Thameslink trains run 24-hours a day and Deptford has the privilege of being one of the 115 stops from where passengers can alight. If you’re partying until the wee hours in the city, get yourself to City Thameslink or London Bridge for a stress-free journey home.


WHEN IS DEPTFORD HIGH STREET OPEN TO TRAFFIC?

Short answer: All the time except 6am-7pm on market days

It may seem a strange question. After all, why would a high street be closed to traffic? Well, those travelling through Deptford should bear in mind that Deptford Market is the beating heart of the area and therefore traffic is forbidden down the high street on market days. And that doesn’t just mean weekends only, unfortunately. Market days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.