Swanley railway station

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Swanley National Rail
Swanley railway station, Kent.jpg
Swanley is located in Kent
Location of Swanley in Kent
Local authorityDistrict of Sevenoaks
Grid referenceTQ509682
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSAY
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone8
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.291 million[1]
– interchange Increase 0.190 million[1]
2015–16Increase 1.332 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 0.139 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.358 million[1]
– interchange Increase 0.143 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.463 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 0.112 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.568 million[1]
– interchange Increase 0.123 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1862Opened as Sevenoaks Junction
1 January 1871Renamed Swanley Junction
16 April 1939Resited and renamed Swanley
Other information
External links
WGS8451°23′36″N 0°10′08″E / 51.3934°N 0.1690°E / 51.3934; 0.1690Coordinates: 51°23′36″N 0°10′08″E / 51.3934°N 0.1690°E / 51.3934; 0.1690
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Swanley railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Swanley, Kent. It is 17 miles 31 chains (28.0 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between St Mary Cray and Farningham Road on the main line. The Maidstone Line branches from the main line south of Swanley and the next station on that route is Eynsford.

The station and most trains that call are operated by Southeastern. The station has four platforms.

Since March 2016, Oyster cards have been accepted at Swanley, with the station being placed into London's fare zone 8.[2]


The original location of the station was at grid reference TQ513684 at the junction with separate platforms for the main line and the Sevenoaks branch. It was first named Sevenoaks Junction and 1871 was changed to Swanley Junction. On 27 June 1937, there was a collision between two trains near the station, resulting in the deaths of four people and with 37 injured.[3] In 1939 a new station called Swanley was constructed approximately 440 yards (400 m) further west and the original station was closed. The present station was rebuilt in 1959 when the line was widened to four tracks.


The station is located at Station Approach, half a mile from Swanley Town Centre.


Services are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

The typical off-peak train service:


Go Coach route 429 and Arriva Kent Thameside route 477 serve the station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
St Mary Cray
Bromley South
Chatham Main Line
  Farningham Road
Maidstone East Line


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "Pay as you go travel with contactless and Oyster extends to Swanley". Transport for London. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Report on the Accident at Swanley Junction on 27th June 1937" (PDF). railwaysarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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