Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station
|Chestfield and Swalecliffe|
|Local authority||City of Canterbury|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 6 July 1930|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
Chestfield and Swalecliffe railway station is on the Ramsgate branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the villages of Chestfield and Swalecliffe, Kent. It is 60 miles 45 chains (97.5 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Whitstable and Herne Bay.
The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
It was originally opened as "Swalecliffe Halt" on 6 July 1930 by Southern Railway. It was later renamed "Chestfield & Swalecliffe Halt", shortened to "Chestfield" in 1987 and reverted to "Chestfield and Swalecliffe" in 1989. Although the railway station itself actually lies in the village of Swalecliffe, nearby Chestfield is substantially the bigger village.
There are waiting shelters and an Up side booking office, which is open for a few hours each morning; the platforms are built of rails and sleepers. The "down" ticket office was burnt down by vandals in 1989.
The typical off-peak service from the station is
- 1 tph to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South (Main Line)
- 1 tph to Ramsgate via Margate (Main Line)
- Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station on Kentrail - David Glasspool - Accessed 2 September 2007
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch