TQ5177 : Erith railway station

taken 9 years ago, near to Erith, Bexley, Great Britain

Erith railway station
Erith railway station
The original 1849 station building designed by Samuel Beazley is still in use and can be seen in the distance on the right. The station layout features the classic South Eastern Railway staggered platform design with up and down platforms leading away in opposite directions from the central ticket office. This arrangement was constructed where a footbridge was not provided and allowed passengers to cross behind trains if two were at the station simultaneously. Current Network Rail safety officials would have an apoplexy! Obviously here at Erith the line was later electrified and a footbridge joining the two platforms was subsequently built. The platform on the right is the down platform. See Neil's TQ5178 : Up platform, Erith station. Kent for a view of the up platform.

From a cartographical and Geograph point of view the 178000 northing gridline passes across the down platform a little way up the line, so the station infrastructure straddles two grid squares. This was taken from the Bexley Road bridge. For a view in the opposite direction from this bridge see TQ5177 : Erith: Railway line to Slade Green.
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TQ5177, 55 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 512 779 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.7912N 0:10.5586E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 512 779
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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