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South Greenford railway station

Coordinates: 51°32′03″N 0°20′13″W / 51.5342°N 0.3369°W / 51.5342; -0.3369
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South Greenford National Rail
South Greenford is located in Greater London
South Greenford
South Greenford
Location of South Greenford in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Station code(s)SGN
DfT categoryF2
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 28,084[1]
2019–20Increase 28,382[1]
2020–21Decrease 8,810[1]
2021–22Increase 13,462[1]
2022–23Increase 20,706[1]
Key dates
20 September 1926Station opened as South Greenford Halt
5 May 1969Renamed South Greenford
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°32′03″N 0°20′13″W / 51.5342°N 0.3369°W / 51.5342; -0.3369
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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. All trains serving South Greenford are operated by Great Western Railway.

The station is located on the A40, south of Greenford Green, north-east of Greenford Broadway, and just west of Perivale.



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

Ramp to the southbound platform 2 at South Greenford

The normal service from the station runs every day except Sunday until about 22:00 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]

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. As of 2018/2019, it was the least used station in London with 28,084 entries and exits.[8]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greenford   Great Western Railway
Greenford branch line
  Castle Bar Park



London Buses route 95 serves the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". 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, Vic; Smith, Keith (2000). Branch Lines of West London. Midhurst: Middleton Press. p. figure 13. ISBN 9781901706505.
  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.
  8. ^ Rosehill, Harry (14 January 2020). "Here Are The 10 Least And Most Used Stations in London Last Year". Londonist. Retrieved 20 May 2020.