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Bexleyheath Station

Station Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4AA

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located on Station Road, alongside the ticket office.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional car park on the opposite side of the tracks, off Station Approach (photographs 5 and 6).
    • This car park has a height restriction of 2.1m.
    • There are steep slopes from this car park to the Platform 2 entrance.
    • Blue Badge holders may park for free in any bay as long as the badge is clearly displayed.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Platform 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the ticket office building, on Station Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are steep slopes towards the entrance on Station Approach from both directions.

Outside Access (Platform 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Station Approach.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • Although there is level access at the entrance, there are steep slopes on Station Approach, from Pickford Lane.
    • There are also steep slopes on the footpath linking Station Approach with Glengall Road.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The desk has a lower writing surface in front.
    • There is also an opening hatch to enable wheelchair users to exchange money/tickets etc more easily.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:10 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 06:10 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 06:10 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 06:10 - 20:00.
    • Friday 06:10 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 06:30 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 08:10 - 16:40.

Train Station

  • There are generally 1 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is not an office to obtain help.
  • The station is not staffed between 20:00-06:10.
  • There is a ticket office.
  • The ticket office is located on the left as you enter.
  • The ticket office is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are Southeastern Railway.
  • The train companies that operate within this station include:.
  • Please click here for access information for Southeastern Railway.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • Shops and services within the station include a newsagent in the ticket office and a coffee kiosk on Platform 1 in the mornings.
  • All key concourse shops and services have level access.
  • There are 2 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) which has/have level access is / are 1 and 2.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by either level access / ramps / lifts / stairclimber from inside the station is / are 1 and 2.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Wider ticket barriers are available to access platforms.
    • Platforms which have tactile markings at the platform edge are 1 and 2.
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the main station concourse.
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • A portable ramp is available to overcome the large step between the platform and trains.
    • Staff assistance is required.
    • Booking is advised.
    • There is a waiting room on Platform 1 with bench seats with armrests.
    • There are double doors into the waiting room.
    • One door is usually locked, giving a clear opening width of 71cm.
    • The second door can be unlocked if required.
    • There is a shelter with a nearby help point on Platform 2.

Level Change (Footbridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from platforms 1 and 2 to the footbridge.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Footbridge)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on Platform 1.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Platform - Footbridge.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the ticket office entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 160cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift linking Platform 2 with the footbridge.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in the portable toilet cubicles on Platform 2.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Platform 2 entrance, or 40m from the footbridge lift.
  • Comments View
    • There are two portable toilet cubicles.
    • They are usually unlocked 07.00 - 19.00.
    • There is a deep step up into the toilet cubicles.
    • At the time of our survey (September 2019) the permanent female and male toilets on Platform 1 had been closed for about a year due to drainage problems.
    • No date was available for the toilets to reopen.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.