Lee railway station

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Lee National Rail
Lee station building.JPG
Lee is located in Greater London
Location of Lee in Greater London
Location Lee
Local authority London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by Southeastern
Owner Network Rail
Station code LEE
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 1.087 million[2]
2005–06 Steady 1.087 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 1.447 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 1.524 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 1.495 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 1.465 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 1.522 million[2]
2011–12 Decrease 1.515 million[2]
2012–13 Decrease 1.500 million[2]
Key dates
1 September 1866 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°26′59″N 0°00′49″E / 51.4497°N 0.0135°E / 51.4497; 0.0135
Railways around Lewisham and Hither Green
South Eastern Main Line
to Charing Cross non-stop via London Bridge
South Eastern Main Line
to Cannon Street via New Cross London Overground
St Johns
Nunhead to Lewisham link
to London Victoria
Greenwich Park Branch Line
to Greenwich Park
Docklands Light Railway
to Bank–Monument or Stratford
Elverson Road
Lewisham Docklands Light Railway
North Kent & Bexleyheath Lines
to Dartford via Blackheath
Hayes Line
to Hayes via Catford Bridge
Hither Green
Hither Green TMD
Dartford Loop Line
to Dartford via Sidcup
South Eastern Main Line
to Kent non-stop via Orpington
South Eastern Main Line
to Orpington (stopping services)

Lee station is a suburban station on Burnt Ash Hill in Lee in south-east London, England, between Hither Green and Mottingham on the Dartford loop (also known as the Sidcup line). The station name appears as Lee (London) on tickets. It was opened by the South Eastern Railway in 1866. It is operated by Southeastern.


The station opened in 1866. Goods facilities were meagre at first with a single siding on the down side just east of the station building, but the goods yard was gradually enlarged over the years as freight traffic increased in importance. In the early 1870s a second siding was installed dedicated to coal, and a coal shed was erected across the track. Later a further pair of sidings was inserted alongside the existing tracks. An SER-designed signal cabin was positioned some 150 yards (140 m) east of the up side station structure. In 1955 the platforms were lengthened to accommodate ten carriage trains. The goods yard closed in 1968. In 1988 the clapboard up side ticket office was demolished and replaced by a new ticket office. In 1992 the platforms were lengthened to accommodate twelve carriage trains.[3][4]


Lee Station is in Burnt Ash Road, Lee, in the London Borough of Lewisham.


London Buses routes 202; 261; 273 serve the station.


The station has two platforms. Platform 1 the up platform for services to London and Platform 2 the down platform for services to Kent. A ticket hall is situated on the up side but the station has no ticket gates. There is a subway connecting both platforms. There is step free access to both platforms.


All trains from Lee are operated by Southeastern, who also manage the station.

The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime off peak service is

In the evening and on Sundays there is a half hourly service to London Charing Cross.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hither Green   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ London Suburban Railways - Lewisham to Dartford by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)
  4. ^ http://www.kentrail.org.uk/Lee.htm

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