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Coordinates: 51°27′2.29″N 0°16′44.33″E / 51.4506361°N 0.2789806°E / 51.4506361; 0.2789806

Greenhithe National Rail
Greenhithe Railway Station, Kent, England - April 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceGreenhithe
Local authorityBorough of Dartford
Grid referenceTQ584748
Operations
Station codeGNH
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 1.169 million
2014/15Increase 1.196 million
2015/16Increase 1.212 million
2016/17Decrease 1.167 million
2017/18Decrease 1.138 million
History
Key datesOpened 30 July 1849 (30 July 1849)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Greenhithe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Greenhithe railway station (also known as Greenhithe for Bluewater) serves the village of Greenhithe in north Kent and Bluewater Shopping Centre. It is 19 miles 69 chains (32.0 km) down the line from London Charing Cross.

Train services are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

DesignEdit

 
The new Greenhithe Station is nearing completion

Before Bluewater was built Greenhithe station was just a small village station. The only access between the entrance and the London-bound platform was via a subway with no disabled access.

The station was rebuilt in 2008 to improve accessibility for disabled users and upgrade the station and ticketing facilities. The construction used a modular design developed by Network Rail that was first pioneered at Greenhithe with Mitcham Eastfields and Corby later constructed in the same way.[1]

The subway has been replaced by a bridge with stairs and lift access at both ends. The new station entrance and booking hall lies directly between the bridge and the bus stop outside (see Fastrack below). Before the construction of this stop and its access road, buses had to stop some distance away downhill and passengers had to transfer via stairs and a footpath.

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Dartford   Southeastern
Victoria-Gravesend Line
  Gravesend
Stone Crossing   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Swanscombe
  Thameslink
North Kent Line
 

FastrackEdit

 
Fastrack bus outside the new booking hall at Greenhithe.

Frequent Fastrack shuttle bus services run between Greenhithe station and Bluewater. Similarly Fastrack provides a frequent service to Dartford, Ebbsfleet International and Gravesend.

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