Lee railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 September 1866||Opened|
|London transport portal|
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). It is 7 miles 66 chains (12.6 km) down the line from London Charing Cross. 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.
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.
Railways around Lewisham and Hither Green
All trains from Lee are operated by Southeastern, who also manage the station.
The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime off peak service is
- 2tph to London Charing Cross calling at Hither Green then running fast to London Bridge
- 2tph to London Cannon Street calling at all stations
- 2tph to Dartford
- 2tph to Slade Green, then returning to London Cannon Street via Greenwich
On Sundays the Charing Cross to Dartford service extends to Gravesend.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Dartford Loop Line
and Sidcup Line
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- London Suburban Railways - Lewisham to Dartford by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (Middleton Press 1991)
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