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
2015–16Decrease 0.944 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 0.921 million[2]
2017–18Increase 0.967 million[2]
2018–19Increase 0.994 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 0.973 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.[4]


Chelsfield station (1983)

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:

During the peak hours, these services run to London Cannon Street instead of Charing Cross.

Additional services between Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells also stop at Chelsfield during the peak hours. These services run non-stop between London Bridge and Chelsfield.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station


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 "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Retrieved 31/05/2016
  4. ^ Retrieved 17/04/2021

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