Greenhithe railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Dartford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 30 July 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
The subway has been replaced by a bridge with stairs and lift access at both ends.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.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross Semi-fast service via Sidcup
- 2tph to London Victoria via Bexleyheath
- 2tph to Luton via Greenwich, London Bridge, St Pancras International, St Albans City and Luton Airport
- 4tph to Gravesend with 2tph non-stop to Gravesend
- 2tph to Rainham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
North Kent Line