Sundridge Park railway station

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Sundridge Park National Rail
Sundridge Park Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1161819.jpg
Sundridge Park is located in Greater London
Sundridge Park
Sundridge Park
Location of Sundridge Park in Greater London
LocationSundridge
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSUP
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.288 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.304 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.243 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.241 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.252 million[1]
Key dates
1 January 1878Opened as Plaistow
1 July 1894[2]renamed Sundridge Park
Other information
External links
WGS8451°24′49″N 0°01′20″E / 51.4137°N 0.0221°E / 51.4137; 0.0221Coordinates: 51°24′49″N 0°01′20″E / 51.4137°N 0.0221°E / 51.4137; 0.0221
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Sundridge Park railway station serves Sundridge and Plaistow in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London, in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 10 miles 12 chains (16.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross.

The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southeastern.

Location[edit]

Sundridge Park station is located between Bromley and Grove Park, on Plaistow Lane, Bromley, on the northern edge of the borough of Bromley.[3] The station is so close to Bromley North that the latter's platform indicator is a part of the starting signal for the southbound platform. The station's namesake Sundridge Park Golf Course is located about 550 yards (500 m) north east of the station.

Services[edit]

Bromley North Line
Grove Park
Sundridge Park
Bromley North

Sundridge Park station is on the short Bromley North Branch Line spur from Grove Park to Bromley North and is the only intermediate station on the branch. Trains run at 20 minute intervals.[4] There is no service on Sundays.[4]

During testing of the Class 376 Electrostars by South Eastern Trains in 2004, the station gained a service to London Bridge, but this was withdrawn after testing, leaving the station with a branch line only service once more.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Grove Park   Southeastern
Bromley North Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Bromley North

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 314 serves the station.

Future proposals[edit]

Proposals have been put forward by Transport for London[5] and the London Borough of Bromley[6] for the Bromley North Line to be extended and connected to either the Docklands Light Railway via a link south of Lewisham, to the Tramlink system from Beckenham Junction, or to an extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle. These schemes have not been taken beyond the proposal stage and recommendations are expected to be published around 2017.

Additionally, it has been suggested that the Bromley North Line could be connected to London Overground via an extended service from New Cross, although the problems of line capacity make this seem an unlikely solution.[7]

Bromley North Line
The Bromley North Line in south-east London
Nearby transport lines which have been proposed to be connected to the Bromley North Line in the future

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. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  3. ^ Sundridge Park Southeastern Retrieved 2008-05-04
  4. ^ a b London to Grove Park, Bromley North, Orpington, and Sevenoaks Southeastern Retrieved 2008-05-04
  5. ^ "Could the DLR or Bakerloo line be coming to Bromley?". This is Local London. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Future Rail and Tram Links to Bromley" (PDF). Report No. ES12004. London Borough of Bromley. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  7. ^ "The Past and Future of the Bromley North Branch". London Reconnections. Retrieved 26 January 2013.

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