Swanley railway station

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Swanley National Rail
Swanley is located in Kent
Location of Swanley in Kent
Location Swanley
Local authority District of Sevenoaks
Grid reference TQ509682
Managed by Southeastern
Station code SAY
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 8
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 1.211 million[1]
– interchange  0.132 million[1]
2012–13 Decrease 1.197 million[1]
– interchange  Steady 0.132 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.224 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.163 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.291 million[1]
– interchange  Increase 0.190 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.332 million[1]
– interchange  Decrease 0.139 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1862 Opened as Sevenoaks Junction
1 January 1871 Renamed Swanley Junction
16 April 1939 Resited and renamed Swanley
1959 Rebuilt
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°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
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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-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, almost 1 mile (1.6 km) away from Swanley Town Centre.


Swanley station is served by the following routes.


Services are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

The 2016 typical off-peak train service is:

During peak hours, Kentish Town services continue to Bedford.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
St Mary Cray   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Farningham Road
Maidstone East Line
Sevenoaks 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. ^ . Transport for London. 10 November 2015 https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2016/march/pay-as-you-go-travel-with-contactless-and-oyster-extends-to-swanley. Retrieved 7 March 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docSummary.php?docID=1446

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