Hayes railway station

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Not to be confused with Hayes and Harlington railway station.
Hayes National Rail
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Hayes is located in Greater London
Location of Hayes in Greater London
Location Hayes
Local authority London Borough of Bromley
Grid reference TQ400661
Managed by Southeastern
Station code HYS
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 1.110 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 1.098 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 1.070 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 1.104 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 1.143 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.156 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 1.233 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 1.278 million[2]
Key dates
29 May 1882 Opened
1925 Electrification
1933 Rebuilt
1940 Bombed
1956 Rebuilt
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°22′35″N 0°00′37″E / 51.3765°N 0.0102°E / 51.3765; 0.0102

Hayes railway station is a railway station located in Hayes in the London Borough of Bromley, south east London, England.

The station is served by Southeastern services from Charing Cross and Cannon Street. It forms the suburban terminus for trains on the Hayes line. For historical reasons, and to avoid confusion with Hayes & Harlington, the station is still referred to as "Hayes (Kent)" on most timetables.


The Mid-Kent line was opened on 1 January 1857 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. The Hayes branch line from Elmers End was built by the West Wickham & Hayes Railway, but was sold to the South Eastern Railway on the opening day, 29 May 1882.

The early single-storey, clapboard building was enough for the initial demand in an area of London that saw urbanisation relatively late. Usage remained low until electrification in 1925. As suburban development gained pace, the station was modernised in 1933 with shops being incorporated into the entrance. In 1940, it was badly damaged by a bomb and subsequently repaired in 1956.

In 2004, the Strategic Rail Authority proposed withdrawing services to Charing Cross from the Hayes Line. Following a campaign led by local Councillors and the Hayes Village Association, the plans were withdrawn.

Now, it is commonly used by school children from Hayes School, Baston House School and Ravensbourne School.

Transport for London proposal[edit]

In 2014, Transport for London began investigating a possible extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle tube station through Southwark towards Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes. One of the options involves the Bakerloo line extension replacing the existing National Rail line between Lewisham and Hayes.[3]


The off-peak services Monday-Saturday are:

  • 2tph to Charing Cross
  • 2tph to Cannon Street
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Wickham   Southeastern
Hayes Line


Southeastern towards Charing Cross or Cannon Street
Island Platform Terminus
Southeastern towards Charing Cross or Cannon Street


London Buses routes 119, 138, 246, 314, London Buses route 353 and 638 serve the station.


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Bakerloo Line Extension". Transport for London. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 

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