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
LocationGreenford
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Station codeSGN
DfT categoryF2
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 41,338[1]
2014–15Increase 47,324[1]
2015–16Increase 62,184[1]
2016–17Decrease 53,110[1]
2017–18Decrease 26,502[1]
Key dates
20 September 1926Station opened as South Greenford Halt
5 May 1969Renamed South Greenford
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South Greenford railway station is in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, and is on the Greenford branch in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 1 mile 58 chains (2.8 km) down the line from West Ealing and 8 miles 24 chains (13.4 km) measured from London Paddington.

It and the trains serving it are operated by Great Western Railway.

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]

The station's platforms were taken from Trumpers Crossing Halte railway station when it closed six months prior.[5]

Originally named South Greenford Halt, the suffix was dropped on 5 May 1969.[6]

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

Service and Patronage[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 West Ealing, where there are connections to Paddington station via Ealing Broadway and to Heathrow Airport. The station is unmanned. Oyster "pay as you go" can be used for journeys to and from South Greenford.[7]

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

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.

In 2015/2016, it was ranked as the third least used station in Greater London with 62,184 entries and exits.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 95 serves the station.

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. ^ Peacock, Thomas B. (1970) [1968]. Great Western London Suburban Services (2nd ed.). Lingfield: Oakwood Press. p. 60. Locomotion Papers 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. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2000, figure 13.
  6. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  7. ^ "Oyster PAYG on National Rail" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. 20 October 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009.

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