Swanley railway station

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Swanley National Rail
Swanley station platform 2 look east2.JPG
Location
Place Swanley
Local authority District of Sevenoaks
Coordinates 51°23′36″N 0°10′08″E / 51.3934°N 0.1690°E / 51.3934; 0.1690Coordinates: 51°23′36″N 0°10′08″E / 51.3934°N 0.1690°E / 51.3934; 0.1690
Grid reference TQ509682
Operations
Station code SAY
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 1.291 million
2005/06 Decrease 1.278 million
2006/07 Increase 1.329 million
2007/08 Increase 1.350 million
2008/09 Decrease 1.314 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.246 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.203 million
2011/12 Increase 1.211 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.197 million
History
1 July 1862 Opened (Sevenoaks Junction)
1 January 1871 Renamed (Swanley Junction)
16 April 1939 Resited 420m west and renamed (Swanley)
1959 Rebuilt
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Swanley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Swanley railway station is a station in Swanley, Kent. The station is managed by Southeastern. The station has four 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 Gillingham.

Swanley Station is 17.4 miles (28.0 km) from London Victoria.[1]

History[edit]

The original location of the station was at grid reference TQ513684 at the junction with separate platforms for the main line and the Sevenoaks branch. It was first named Sevenoaks Junction and 1871 was changed to Swanley Junction. On 27 June 1937, there was a collision between two trains near the station, resulting in the deaths of four people and with 37 injured.[2] In 1939 a new station called Swanley was constructed approximately 440 yards (400 m) further west and the original station was closed. The present station was rebuilt in 1959 when the line was widened to four tracks.

Location[edit]

The station is located at Station Approach, almost 1 mile (1.6 km) away from Swanley Town Centre.

Buses[edit]

Swanley station is served by the following routes.

Services[edit]

Services are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

The 2015 typical off-peak train service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Mary Cray   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Farningham Road
  Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Otford
  Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line
  Eynsford

References[edit]

  1. ^ There is a 17.5 mile milepost a short distance coastbound from the station.
  2. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docSummary.php?docID=1446

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