Bat & Ball railway station
|Bat & Ball|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Sevenoaks, Maidstone and Tonbridge Railway|
|2 June 1862||Opened as Sevenoaks|
|1 August 1869||Renamed as Sevenoaks Bat & Ball|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|1 March 1919||Reopened|
|5 June 1950||Renamed as Bat & Ball|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bat & Ball from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Bat and Ball railway station lies just to the north of Sevenoaks, Kent, on the Sevenoaks-Swanley via Otford route. There are no benches, adverts or speakers in use. It has been unstaffed since closure of the booking office on 30 November 1991 - although its staffing had been sporadic prior to that date.
Southeastern have fitted an electronic screen with the latest train times and calling points.
A PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine is located at the entrance to the southbound platform on the 'down' side. Prior to de-staffing in 1991, it had converted from the previous NCR21 card ticket system to APTIS on 12 April 1988. A rare misprint on some tickets issued just after conversion to APTIS rendered the station name as BAT BALL.
Services from Bat & Ball
Monday to Friday Off-Peak -
- 2tph Kentish Town via Catford (First Capital Connect)
- After 9pm London Blackfriars via Catford (Southeastern)
- 2tph Sevenoaks
- Evening Peak: 2tph London Victoria : 1821 / 1848 (Southeastern)
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays -
- 2tph London Blackfriars via Catford (Southeastern)
- 2tph Sevenoaks (Southeastern)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Sevenoaks - Bedford (via Swanley) Line
- Butt (1995), page 208
- Butt (1995), page 29
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- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.