Chelsfield railway station

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Chelsfield National Rail
Chelsfield station main entrance.JPG
Chelsfield is located in Greater London
Chelsfield
Chelsfield
Location of Chelsfield in Greater London
Location Chelsfield
Local authority Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code CLD
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.623 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.627 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.877 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 0.948 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.874 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.850 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.906 million[2]
2011–12 Decrease 0.904 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.924 million[2]
Key dates
2 March 1868 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°21′23″N 0°06′27″E / 51.3565°N 0.1076°E / 51.3565; 0.1076

Chelsfield railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley, and serves the southern parts of the built-up area of Orpington - Chelsfield itself, and Green Street Green. It is in Travelcard Zone 6.

The line on which it is located, and the station itself, was opened on 2 March 1868 by the South Eastern Railway to shorten its route from London to Dover. The building of the route, which crosses the North Downs, was a difficult undertaking, with steep gradients. At Chelsfield the line is rising steadily on a 1 in 120 gradient through the 597yds (543m) Chelsfield Tunnel beyond the station. The modern station building is on the Up side of the line.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour southbound to Sevenoaks and two trains per hour northbound to London Charing Cross, calling at all stations to Hither Green and then running fast to London Bridge. In the peak hours this is supplemented by stopping Tunbridge Wells to London Charing Cross services, running fast from Chelsfield to London Bridge. These connect with the Knockholt and Dunton Green services. Sevenoaks to Charing Cross stopping services via Orpington are diverted to Cannon Street.

Chelsfield station (1983)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orpington   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
via Paddock Wood
  Knockholt
Southeastern
Tunbridge Wells stopping services
Peak Hours
Sevenoaks/
Knockholt

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes R1 and 654 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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