Greenhithe railway station

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Coordinates: 51°27′2.29″N 0°16′44.33″E / 51.4506361°N 0.2789806°E / 51.4506361; 0.2789806

Greenhithe for Bluewater National Rail
Greenhithe for Bluewater
Location
Place Greenhithe
Local authority Dartford
Grid reference TQ584748
Operations
Station code GNH
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.699 million
2005/06 Increase 0.770 million
2006/07 Increase 0.860 million
2007/08 Increase 1.137 million
2008/09 Increase 1.202 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.164 million
2010/11 Increase 1.183 million
2011/12 Increase 1.189 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.178 million
History
Key dates Opened 29 July 1849 (29 July 1849)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Greenhithe for Bluewater from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Greenhithe railway station (also known as Greenhithe for Bluewater) serves the village of Greenhithe in north Kent and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Train services are operated by Southeastern.

Design[edit]

The new Greenhithe Station is nearing completion

Before Bluewater was built Greenhithe station was just a small village station serving a few commuters, and did not handle much traffic. 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.[1]

The subway has been replaced by a bridge with stairs and lift access at both ends.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.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Fastrack[edit]

Fastrackbus outside the new booking hall at Greenhithe.

Frequent Fastrack shuttle bus services run between Greenhithe station and Bluewater. Similarly Fastrack provides a frequent service to Dartford, Ebbsfleet International and Gravesend.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stone Crossing   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Swanscombe

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