Chislehurst railway station

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Chislehurst National Rail
Chislehurst Station BR7 - geograph.org.uk - 78121.jpg
Chislehurst is located in Greater London
Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Location of Chislehurst in Greater London
LocationChislehurst
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeCIT
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms4
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.159 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.209 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.205 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.194 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.150 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1865Opened
2 March 1868Resited
Other information
External links
WGS8451°24′21″N 0°03′26″E / 51.4057°N 0.0573°E / 51.4057; 0.0573Coordinates: 51°24′21″N 0°03′26″E / 51.4057°N 0.0573°E / 51.4057; 0.0573
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Chislehurst railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line, serving the neighbourhood of Chislehurst in the London Borough of Bromley. It is 11 miles 19 chains (18.1 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Elmstead Woods and Petts Wood stations.

It is in Travelcard Zone 5, and the station and all trains are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

The station was originally named Chislehurst and Bickley Park when it was first opened on 1 July 1865: the South Eastern Railway had opened part of its cut-off line to Dover on that date. On 2 March 1868 a new station was opened south of the original on completion of the cut-off to Tonbridge. At the beginning of the 20th century the tracks through the station were quadrupled. Beyond Elmstead Woods station (opened in 1904) to the north of Chislehurst lie the Chislehurst Tunnels, a tunnel each on the slow lines [649 yd (584 m)] and fast lines [591 yd (532 m)].

To the south of the station the Up and Down Chatham Loop lines give access to the Chatham Main Line where the next station is St Mary Cray. There are normally no direct trains between Chislehurst and St Mary Cray, as trains that use the connecting curves usually run non-stop between London Bridge and either Rochester or West Malling.

When engineering work takes place on the South Eastern Main Line, services from London to Ashford International or Hastings call additionally at Chislehurst, using Class 375 units. These services are diverted onto the Chatham Main Line and run via Swanley and Otford.

Chislehurst Caves[edit]

The station is very close to Chislehurst Caves, former mines than were used as an air raid shelter during World War II. The close proximity of the station saw thousands of people at one point disembark at the station to enter the shelter.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 162 and 269 serve the station.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service is

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Elmstead Woods   Southeastern
Grove Park Line
  Petts Wood

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Table 204[permanent dead link] Network Rail Timetable May 2010

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