South Greenford railway station

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South Greenford National Rail
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South Greenford is located in Greater London
South Greenford
South Greenford
Location of South Greenford in Greater London
Location Greenford
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by First Great Western
Station code SGN
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 16,059[1]
2008–09 Decrease 14,550[1]
2009–10 Increase 16,480[1]
2010–11 Increase 31,888[1]
2011–12 Decrease 31,292[1]
2012–13 Increase 38,360[1]
Key dates
20 September 1926 Station opened as South Greenford Halt
5 May 1969 Renamed South Greenford
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′03″N 0°20′13″W / 51.5342°N 0.3369°W / 51.5342; -0.3369

South Greenford station is in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, and is on the Greenford branch in Travelcard Zone 4. It and the trains serving it, are operated by First Great Western.

History[edit]

The Greenford branch of the Great Western Railway (GWR) had been used for regular passenger services since 1904,[2] but the halt at South Greenford did not open until 20 September 1926.[3][4] Originally named South Greenford Halt, the suffix was dropped on 5 May 1969.[5]

At present, signage on the station carries, in smaller font, an alternative name for the station. The alternative name is "West Perivale".

Service[edit]

The normal service from the station runs every day except Sunday until about 2100 with two trains per hour towards Greenford and two trains per hour to London Paddington via Ealing Broadway. The station is unmanned. As of October 2008, Oyster "pay as you go" can be used for journeys to and from South Greenford.[6]

As well as the passenger trains serving South Greenford, the Greenford branch also carries freight traffic, mainly waste and aggregates as well as some empty passenger stock movements.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 95 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. ^ Peacock, Thomas B. (1970) [1968]. Great Western London Suburban Services. Locomotion Papers (2nd ed.). Lingfield: Oakwood Press. p. 60. LP48. 
  3. ^ Peacock 1970, p. 104
  4. ^ Nock, O.S. (1967). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. 3: 1923-1947. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 248. ISBN 0-7110-0304-1. 
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  6. ^ "Oyster PAYG on National Rail". National Rail Enquiries. 2008-10-20. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Castle Bar Park   First Great Western
Greenford Branch Line
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