The exterior of Greenwich Park Station, Stockwell Street in 1965 - Photo by J.E.Connor
The East Greenwich Traders Association have suggested that Maze Hill station be renamed “East Greenwich station”. Others believe it would be more appropriate to call it 'Greenwich Park Station' – perhaps as part of the Olympic legacy for the Park. Many older residents of Westcombe Park will remember the original Greenwich Park station in Stockwell Street, which was demolished in 1967 to make way for the Ibis Hotel.
Since the closure of the old station, as the Wikipedia entry for Maze Hill station confirms (See http://bit.ly/aWTwGS ), Maze Hill is the closest railway station to Greenwich Park. Services to the original Greenwich Park station closed nearly a century ago, so there should be no confusion if Maze Hill were renamed. Such a change might help visitors get off at the right station when coming to Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum and the Observatory. It might also help erase the memory of the infamous ‘Battle of Maze Hill’ http://bit.ly/cY8Htn Perhaps it would also encourage the powers that be to restore a through service to Central London.
What do you think?