Shortlands railway station
Main station building at Shortlands
Location of Shortlands in Greater London
|Number of platforms||4|
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|3 May 1858||Opened|
|1892 - 1894||Quadrupled|
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The station is located on the A222 road. It was originally opened by the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway on 3 May 1858, when it was named Bromley. Shortlands Junction, just west of the station, is where the Catford Loop Line joins the Chatham Main Line: the two lines are now split into Slow and Fast pairs through the station, which consists of two island platforms on an embankment. The station was enlarged and rebuilt to its present form in 1892-94.
Shortlands Junction was remodelled in the 1950s to allow line speeds to be increased, and was remodelled again with the construction of Ravensbourne chord (a dive-under pair of lines) in 2002 to increase the capacity of the junction, as part of the work to enhance the existing network in conjunction with the opening of the first section of High Speed 1, the high-speed Link to the Channel Tunnel. Construction of the chord line might not have been justified with the current level of traffic (now that Eurostar trains no longer use the route through Shortlands to and from Waterloo).
The typical off-peak service is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria via Herne Hill
- 2tph on Monday to Friday to Kentish Town calling at all stations via Catford
- 2tph on Saturday & Sunday to London Blackfriars calling at all stations via Catford
- 4tph to Orpington, calling at all stations
- 2tph to Sevenoaks via Swanley
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Victoria - Orpington
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
- "APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED RAILTRACK (SHORTLANDS JUNCTION) ORDER AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION". DTLR (now DfT). 22 June 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Shortlands Junction". Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- "Shortlands". Local Authorities' Rail Impact Forum. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
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