Bexley railway station

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Bexley railway station is in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London, in Travelcard Zone 6. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern.

Trains from the station run eastbound to Dartford, Gravesend and to London Cannon Street via Slade Green, and westbound to Cannon Street and London Charing Cross via Lewisham.

Bexley was the scene of the Bexley derailment in 1997 when a freight train derailed very near the station.

History

Bexley station was opened in September 1866. It had five sidings on the down side, to the west of the station building with a row of coal stacks. Farm produce formed much of the goods traffic in the station's early years, much of it grown in local fields. The station had an SER-designed two-storey timber signal box which came into use about twenty years after the station opened. In 1955 the platforms were extended to accommodate ten carriage trains. The goods sidings closed in 1963 and the signal box closed in 1970. The clapboard buildings of the original station are well preserved.

Location

Bexley station is at the heart of Bexley Town centre (known as Bexley Village).

The station is served by London bus routes 132, 229, 669, N21.

Facilities

A subway links the two platforms. The station has ticket gates. There is a 259 space car park.

Services

Standard off-peak services are

In the evening and on Sundays there is a half hourly service to London Charing Cross.

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