Lee railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Template:L-HG railways RDT 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). 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

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 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.

Location

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

The following buses stop very near to Lee station:

  • 202 to Lee Green, Blackheath Village and Blackheath Standard
  • 202 to Catford, Sydenham and Crystal Palace
  • 261 to Lee Green and Lewisham
  • 261 to Grove Park, Bromley and Locksbottom
  • 273 to Hither Green and Lewisham
  • 273 to Chislehurst and Petts Wood.

Facilities

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

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

The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime off peak service is

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

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