[Trivia] Nearest unstaffed station to London Charing Cross

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  1. Gathursty

    Gathursty Established Member

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    What's the nearest completely unstaffed (all day, every day) station to London Charing Cross (what I take as the centre of London) as the crow flies?
     
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  3. Mag_seven

    Mag_seven Established Member Associate Staff General Discussion

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    Drayton Green? (or perhaps a station on the DLR if it counts?) Wembley Stadium might be another contender.

    EDIT: OP has confirmed DLR does not apply.
     
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    Beltring ? Either that or somewhere on the North Kent line.

    Or Leigh, going the other way from Tonbridge.
     
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    St Johns?
     
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    South Bermondsey?
     
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    That's staffed on weekday mornings.
     
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    Lea Bridge?
     
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    I'm assuming you exclude occasional cleaners and so on. Westferry DLR if that counts?
     
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    An obvious pair would be both the Sudbury (Middlesex) stations along the Chiltern line (the ex Great Central/Great Western section via High Wycombe) due to the very limited number of trains that call there.

    Maybe Northolt Park too?
     
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    It appears there are 27 National Rail stations in Greater London categorised as Category F (Small Unstaffed). But I don't think this list is accurate as some stations listed as category F (such as Canonbury or Clapham High Street) are staffed full-time.

    I think the closest category F station would be Queenstown Road (Battersea), which is less than 2.5 miles from Charing Cross, as the crow flies. But I believe this is a staffed station.

    Other than that, it has to be @sharpley's suggestion of Lea Bridge, at about 5.5 miles.
     
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    Thanks for confirming, have only been there in the afternoons.
     
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    That's staffed. Although hours seem to vary a bit at the moment.
     
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    Birkbeck is most definitely unstaffed
     
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    Barnes Bridge - 6 miles from Charing Cross
     
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    Barnes Bridge or Kew Bridge at a guess
     
  17. Gathursty

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    I'll exclude cleaners etc... I'll also discount the Tube and DLR. I'm just on about NR stations. These may have interchanges but most of them will be staffed apart from ones like Birkbeck.
     

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