Swanley railway station
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 July 1862||Opened (Sevenoaks Junction)|
|1 January 1871||Renamed (Swanley Junction)|
|16 April 1939||Resited 420m west and renamed (Swanley)|
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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 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 Gillingham.
The original name was Sevenoaks Junction, later changed to Swanley Junction. The original location of the station was at grid reference TQ513684 on the "down" side of the junction with separate platforms for the main line and the Sevenoaks branch. In 1939 a new station was constructed approximately 440 yards (400 m) further west. The station was rebuilt in 1959 when the line was widened to 4 tracks. On 27 June 1937, there was a collision between two trains near the station, resulting in the deaths of 4 people and with 37 people injured.
The station is located at Station Approach, almost a mile away from Swanley Town Centre.
Buses that serve the station are the Kent routes 429, 477 and 478. These connect the station with Crockenhill, Bluewater, Dartford, Farningham, Hextable, Joydens Wood, Orpington, West Kingsdown and Wilmington.
Services are operated by Southeastern and First Captital Connect.
The typical off-peak train service is:
- 3tph to London Victoria via Bromley South
- 2tph to Kentish Town via Catford
- 2tph to Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball
- 2tph to Ashford International via Maidstone East
- 1tph to Gillingham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|St Mary Cray||Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
Maidstone East Line
|Southeastern/First Capital Connect
Kentish Town to Sevenoaks Line
- There is a 17.5 mile milepost a short distance coastbound from the station.
- Train times and station information for Swanley railway station from National Rail
- Page at SouthernRailway.net with photo taken in 1959 during reconstruction of Swanley station
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