Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station

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Chestfield and Swalecliffe National Rail
Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceSwalecliffe
Local authorityCity of Canterbury
Grid referenceTR136668
Operations
Station codeCSW
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.125 million
2015/16Steady 0.125 million
2016/17Decrease 0.122 million
2017/18Increase 0.138 million
2018/19Decrease 0.129 million
History
Key datesOpened 6 July 1930[1] (6 July 1930[1])
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chestfield and Swalecliffe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is

View from the road in 1985 before the by-pass was built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station on Kentrail - David Glasspool - Accessed 2 September 2007

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitstable   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Herne Bay

Coordinates: 51°21′36.81″N 1°4′0.70″E / 51.3602250°N 1.0668611°E / 51.3602250; 1.0668611