Shortlands railway station

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Shortlands National Rail
Shortlands station building.JPG
Main station building at Shortlands
Shortlands is located in Greater London
Shortlands
Shortlands
Location of Shortlands in Greater London
Location Shortlands
Local authority Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code SRT
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 1.397 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.364 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.356 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.426 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.451 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.471 million[1]
Key dates
3 May 1858 Opened
1892 - 1894 Quadrupled
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′23″N 0°00′05″E / 51.4064°N 0.0013°E / 51.4064; 0.0013

Shortlands railway station is in Shortlands, in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. It serves the southwest part of Bromley, and is 10 miles (16 km) from London Victoria.

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5] 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 station is in Travelcard Zone 4, and the station is managed by Southeastern and trains are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is:

The typical Sunday service:


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ravensbourne   Southeastern
Catford Loop Sevenoaks Service (peak trains) and Kentish Town - Sevenoaks (off peak trains)
  Bromley South
Beckenham Junction Southeastern
Victoria - Orpington

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 227, 358 and 367 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
  3. ^ "APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED RAILTRACK (SHORTLANDS JUNCTION) ORDER AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION". DTLR (now DfT). 22 June 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Shortlands Junction". Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Shortlands". Local Authorities' Rail Impact Forum. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 

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