Swanley railway station

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Swanley National Rail
Swanley
Location
Place Swanley
Local authority 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
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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 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.

Swanley Station is 17.4 miles from London Victoria.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Location[edit]

The station is located at Station Approach, almost a mile away from Swanley Town Centre.

Buses[edit]

Swanley station is served by the following routes.

Services[edit]

Services are operated by Southeastern and First Capital Connect.

The 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
Southeastern/First Capital Connect
Kentish Town to 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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