Greenhithe railway station
|Greenhithe for Bluewater|
|Local authority||Borough of Dartford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 29 July 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
The subway has been replaced by a bridge with stairs and lift access at both ends.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.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to Charing Cross via Dartford, Woolwich Arsenal and Lewisham
- 2tph to Charing Cross via Dartford and Sidcup
- 2tph to Gravesend
- 2tph to Gillingham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
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