Chelsfield railway station

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Chelsfield National Rail
Chelsfield Railway Station.jpg
Chelsfield is located in Greater London
Location of Chelsfield in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeCLD
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.947 million[2]
2014–15Increase 1.009 million[2]
2015–16Decrease 0.944 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 0.921 million[2]
2017–18Increase 0.967 million[2]
Key dates
2 March 1868Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°21′23″N 0°06′27″E / 51.3565°N 0.1076°E / 51.3565; 0.1076Coordinates: 51°21′23″N 0°06′27″E / 51.3565°N 0.1076°E / 51.3565; 0.1076
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Chelsfield railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line, serving the Chelsfield and Green Street Green areas south of Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley, south-east London. It is 15 miles 25 chains (24.6 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Orpington and Knockholt stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 6.

The line on which it is located, and the station itself, was opened on 2 March 1868 by the South Eastern Railway to shorten its route from London to Dover. The building of the route, which crosses the North Downs, was a difficult undertaking, with steep gradients. At Chelsfield the line is rising steadily on a 1 in 120 gradient through the Chelsfield Tunnel beyond the station. It is said that this was an inspiration to E. Nesbit when writing The Railway Children [3]

The modern station building dates from the 1970s when its predecessor was damaged by fire.


The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour southbound to Sevenoaks and two trains per hour northbound to London Charing Cross, calling at all stations to Hither Green and then running fast to London Bridge. In the peak hours this is supplemented by stopping Tunbridge Wells to London Charing Cross services, running fast from Chelsfield to London Bridge. These connect with the Knockholt and Dunton Green services. Sevenoaks to Charing Cross stopping services via Orpington are diverted to Cannon Street.

Chelsfield station (1983)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Orpington   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
via Paddock Wood
Tunbridge Wells stopping services
Peak Hours


London Buses routes R1 and 654 serve the station.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Retrieved 31/05/2016

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