Dunton Green railway station
|Local authority||District of Sevenoaks|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 2 March 1868|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunton Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Dunton Green railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving the village of Dunton Green, Kent. It is 20 miles 46 chains (33.1 km) down-line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Knockholt and Sevenoaks stations. Trains calling at the station are operated by Southeastern.
There is no ticket office or ticket machine. There is no Permit to Travel machine. The ticket office, in an 'up side' building, manned only during part of the day, became unstaffed during the early 1990s after which time there was a substantial increase in vandalism here. There is an electronic display of departures but no audio messaging.
There is a small car park (access via Station Road) which holds c. 20 cars. As of November 2008 the car park is no longer free, tickets must be purchased from the ticket machine in the car park.
Until 1961 this station served as the junction for the Westerham Valley Branch Line to Brasted and Westerham. When this line was constructed, a subway was built which passed under the branch platform and allowed access from the main station forecourt to a footpath leading west to Dunton Green. This subway remains in place today.
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.
The typical peak service from the station is one train per twenty minutes southbound to Sevenoaks also some services go through to Hastings (via Tunbridge Wells) and one train per twenty minutes northbound to London Cannon Street, calling at all stations to Grove Park and then running fast to London Bridge.
During the morning peak there are connecting fast services at Chelsfield for Dunton Green passengers travelling to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. There are similar services in the evening peak going towards Tunbridge Wells. Passengers can alight from this service at Chelsfield and catch a connecting service to Dunton Green.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
South Eastern Main Line
|Chevening Halt||British Rail