Lee railway station

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Lee National Rail
Lee station (2).jpg
Lee is located in Greater London
Lee
Lee
Location of Lee in Greater London
LocationLee
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed bySoutheastern
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeLEE
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.574 million[2]
2014–15Increase 1.680 million[2]
2015–16Increase 1.733 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 1.704 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 1.674 million[2]
Key dates
1 September 1866Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°26′59″N 0°00′49″E / 51.4497°N 0.0135°E / 51.4497; 0.0135Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 0°00′49″E / 51.4497°N 0.0135°E / 51.4497; 0.0135
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg 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.

History[edit]

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]

Location[edit]

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

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 202, 261 and 273 serve the station.

Facilities[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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

The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime off peak service is

On Sundays the Charing Cross to Dartford service extends to Gravesend.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hither Green   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line
and Sidcup Line
  Mottingham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "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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