Slade Green railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Bexley|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1900||Opened as Slades Green|
|21 September 1953||Renamed Slade Green|
|London transport portal|
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. As of 2019 the station and trains serving it are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 8tph (trains per hour) to London Cannon Street with 4tph going via Woolwich Arsenal, 2tph via Bexleyheath and 2tph via Sidcup
- 2tph to London Charing Cross via Woolwich Arsenal and Lewisham
- 2tph to Luton via Greenwich, London Bridge, St Pancras International, St Albans City and Luton Airport
- 2tph to Dartford
- 2tph to Rainham via Dartford and Gravesend
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
North Kent Line
Dartford Loop Line
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.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
- "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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