Chislehurst railway station

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Chislehurst
National Rail
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Chislehurst is located in Greater London
Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Location of Chislehurst in Greater London
Location Chislehurst
Local authority Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code CIT
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.835 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.837 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 1.095 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 1.176 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.118 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.081 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.102 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.116 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.128 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1865 Opened
2 March 1868 Resited
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′21″N 0°03′26″E / 51.4057°N 0.0573°E / 51.4057; 0.0573

Chislehurst railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley in south-east London. It is in Travelcard Zone 5, and the station and all trains are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

The station was originally named Chislehurst and Bickley Park when it was first opened on 1 July 1865: the South Eastern Railway had opened part of its cut-off line to Dover on that date. On 2 March 1868 a new station was opened on a different site on completion of the cut-off to Tonbridge. At the beginning of the 20th century the tracks through the station were quadrupled. Beyond Elmstead Woods station (opened in 1904) to the north of Chislehurst lie the Chislehurst Tunnels, a tunnel each on the slow lines [649 yd (584 m)] and fast lines [591 yd (532 m)].

To the south of the station the Up and Down Chatham Loop lines give access to the Chatham Main Line where the next station is St Mary Cray. There are normally no direct trains between Chislehurst and St Mary Cray, as trains that use the connecting curves usually run non-stop between London Bridge and either Rochester or West Malling.

When engineering work takes place on the South Eastern Main Line, services from London to Ashford International, Folkestone and Dover call additionally at Chislehurst, using Class 375 units. These services are diverted onto the Chatham Main Line and run to Ashford International, calling additionally at Otford and Maidstone East.

Bus links[edit]

Serving routes: 162, 269

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service is

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Elmstead Woods   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
Stopping Services
  Petts Wood

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Table 204 Network Rail Timetable May 2010

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