Stone Crossing railway station

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Stone Crossing National Rail
Stone Crossing railway station in 2005.jpg
Location
Place Stone
Local authority Borough of Dartford
Coordinates 51°27′5.03″N 0°15′50.13″E / 51.4513972°N 0.2639250°E / 51.4513972; 0.2639250Coordinates: 51°27′5.03″N 0°15′50.13″E / 51.4513972°N 0.2639250°E / 51.4513972; 0.2639250
Grid reference TQ573749
Operations
Station code SCG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.172 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.140 million
2013/14 Increase 0.165 million
2014/15 Increase 0.181 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.180 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 November 1908 (2 November 1908)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stone Crossing from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stone Crossing railway station is located on the North Kent line, just east of Dartford. The station is 19 miles (31 km) from London Charing Cross. Trains are operated by Southeastern.

Train services from the station run eastbound to Gravesend and early morning and late evening onward to Gillingham. Westbound trains run to London Charing Cross via one of the three lines into Central London, the Dartford Loop Line via Sidcup, the Bexleyheath Line or the North Kent Line via Woolwich Arsenal.

Before rail privatisation, a ticket office was provided here, on the 'up' side, in the signal cabin adjacent to the level crossing gates at the eastern end of the station. This became unmanned thereafter. A PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine was in due course installed and issued 'Permits to Travel' - exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets. In October 2016 the PERTIS machine was removed and replaced with a new ticket machine. The ticket machine is of the newer secure design and only accepts Card Payments. A ticket office service is now provided for 3½ hours in the morning by a clerk with an Avantix Mobile machine.[citation needed]

Discussions have been ongoing with regards to a bridge being built at a reported cost of over £2 million. Planning permission applications were lodged by Network Rail in the autumn of 2016.[1]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service pattern is as follows:

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Dartford   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Greenhithe

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