St Mary Cray railway station

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St Mary Cray National Rail
St Mary Cray stn entrance.JPG
St Mary Cray is located in Greater London
St Mary Cray
St Mary Cray
Location of St Mary Cray in Greater London
Location St Mary Cray
Local authority Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code SMY
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 1.058 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 1.050 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 1.440 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 1.578 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.502 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.427 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.470 million[1]
2011–12 Decrease 1.444 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 1.461 million[1]
Key dates
3 December 1860 Opened
1959 rebuilt and lines quadrupled
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°23′38″N 0°06′22″E / 51.394°N 0.106°E / 51.394; 0.106

St Mary Cray railway station is a station in St Mary Cray, South East London within the London Borough of Bromley. It is in Travelcard Zone 6, and the station is managed by Southeastern. Services are provided by Southeastern, and Thameslink. The station has 4 platforms, platforms 1 and 3 being for services to Central London via Bromley South, platform 2 for services to Sevenoaks and Ashford International and platform 4 for services to Gillingham.

The station is 14.7 miles from London Victoria. (A survey marker on the platform shows the distance as 14 miles and 59 chains, or 23.72 km.)

To the west of the station the Up and Down Chatham Loop lines give access to the South Eastern Main Line where the next station is Chislehurst. There are normally no direct trains between Chislehurst and St Mary Cray, as trains that use the connecting curves usually run non-stop between London Bridge and either Rochester or West Malling.


The station originally had 2 side platforms with the tracks in between. It was reconstructed in the 1959 and now has 2 island platforms with tracks on either side of both.[2]


The station is situated on Sayes Court Road, a short distance from Nugents Retail Park.


Trains from St Mary Cray are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink. Typical off-peak service is:

From 21 December 2014, Thameslink will take full control of the Sevenoaks via Catford line[citation needed] with a weekday off-peak serivce of 2tph between Sevenoaks and West Hampstead Thameslink. Evening and weekend services will still continue to terminate at London Blackfriars, however they will no longer be operated by Southeastern.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bromley South   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
Maidstone East Line
Bickley   Thameslink
Bedford/Luton/St Albans/Blackfriars - Sevenoaks


London Buses routes 51; 273; B14; R1; R6; N47 and R11 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "St Mary Cray Station, Cray Valley". 

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