Slade Green railway station

Slade Green railway station is in the London Borough of Bexley, southeast London, on the North Kent Line. It is 15 miles 30 chains (24.7 km) measured from London Charing Cross.

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Slade Green is located in Greater London
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Location of Slade Green in Greater London
LocationSlade Green
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bexley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSGR
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Increase 0.811 million[2]
– interchange  9,679[2]
2017–18Increase 0.839 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 9,263[2]
2018–19Increase 0.958 million[2]
– interchange  Increase 59,126[2]
2019–20Increase 0.990 million[2]
– interchange  Decrease 54,602[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.371 million[2]
– interchange  Decrease 22,930[2]
Key dates
1 July 1900Opened as Slades Green
21 September 1953[3]Renamed Slade Green
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′04″N 0°11′25″E / 51.4678°N 0.1904°E / 51.4678; 0.1904Coordinates: 51°28′04″N 0°11′25″E / 51.4678°N 0.1904°E / 51.4678; 0.1904
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The station was built in 1900 to serve the developing community. It opened as "Slades Green" and it was not until 1953 that this was changed to Slade Green. There was a level crossing across the tracks at the south end of the station but this and the signal box closed in November 1970 when the line was resignalled.[4] As of 2019 the station and trains serving it are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

ServicesEdit

Services at Slade Green are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink using Class 376, 465, 466, 700 and 707 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[5]

During the peak hours, the station is also served by direct trains to and from Bexleyheath and Barnehurst.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
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ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 89, 99 and 428 serve the station.

Future developmentEdit

Studies by Crossrail Ltd. identified Gravesend as the preferred termination point.[further explanation needed] However, the same studies found Slade Green station to be the outermost station with sufficient capacity to support Crossrail. Rail Freight studies seeking to extend traffic in the opposite direction, with a planned multi modal distribution centre between Slade Green and Dartford, meant that extending Crossrail beyond Slade Green would require additional tracks and possibly a viaduct. From 2009, the commuter route through Slade Green has been safeguarded for future Crossrail extensions.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. ^ http://www.kentrail.org.uk/slade_green_station.htm[dead link]
  5. ^ Table 200, 201 National Rail timetable, December 2021
  6. ^ "Update on Crossrail and the impact on Abbey Wood". Bexley Council. Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee, February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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