Swanley railway station
|Local authority||District of Sevenoaks|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.190 million|
|– interchange||0.139 million|
|– interchange||0.143 million|
|– interchange||0.112 million|
|– interchange||0.123 million|
|1 July 1862||Opened as Sevenoaks Junction|
|1 January 1871||Renamed Swanley Junction|
|16 April 1939||Resited and renamed Swanley|
|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.
The original location of the station was at grid reference 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. 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:
- 3tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria semi fast via Bromley South
- 2tph to London Blackfriars via Bromley South & Catford
- 1tph to Dover Priory via Chatham & Canterbury East
- 2tph to Ashford International via Maidstone East (with 1tph continuing to Canterbury West)
- 2tph to Sevenoaks
Go Coach route 429 and Arriva Kent Thameside route 477 serve the station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|St Mary Cray
Chatham Main Line
Maidstone East Line
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Pay as you go travel with contactless and Oyster extends to Swanley". Transport for London. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- "Report on the Accident at Swanley Junction on 27th June 1937" (PDF). railwaysarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Swanley railway station.|
- Train times and station information for Swanley railway station from National Rail
- Page at SouthernRailway.net with photo taken in 1959 during reconstruction of Swanley station
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