Greenhithe railway station

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Template:Coord Template:Infobox GB station Greenhithe railway station (also known as Greenhithe for Bluewater) serves the village of Greenhithe in north Kent and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Train services are operated by Southeastern.

Design

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The new Greenhithe Station is nearing completion

Before Bluewater was built Greenhithe station was just a small village station serving a few commuters, and did not handle much traffic. The only access between the entrance and the London-bound platform was via a subway with no disabled access.

The station was rebuilt in 2008 to improve accessibility for disabled users and upgrade the station and ticketing facilities. The construction used a modular design developed by Network Rail that was first pioneered at Greenhithe with Template:Stnlnk and Template:Stnlnk later constructed in the same way.

The subway has been replaced by a bridge with stairs and lift access at both ends. The new station entrance and booking hall lies directly between the bridge and the bus stop outside (see Fastrack below). Before the construction of this stop and its access road, buses had to stop some distance away downhill and passengers had to transfer via stairs and a footpath.

Services

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Fastrack

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Fastrackbus outside the new booking hall at Greenhithe.

Frequent Fastrack shuttle bus services run between Greenhithe station and Bluewater. Similarly Fastrack provides a frequent service to Dartford, Template:Stnlnk and Gravesend.

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External links

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