Swanscombe railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Dartford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|2 November 1908||opened|
|6 July 1930||resited|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Swanscombe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The first station, a small wooden halt, was opened in 1908. In 1930 the present station was opened 840 yards (770 m) east of the original.
The station is awkwardly located in a very deep chalk cutting, with a long staircase from the booking office leading to the up platform. The down platform is reached across a road overbridge and down another long flight of stairs. The ticket office, on the 'up' side at road level, is located in a recent building. This is manned only during part of the day; at other times a ticket machine is available and is located outside the ticket office. Until the 1980s, separate manned ticket offices were located in buildings on each platform, suitably equipped with ticketing machinery. It was named and signed as Swanscombe Halt until the 1980s.
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross Semi-fast service via Sidcup
- 2tph to Luton via Greenwich, London Bridge, St Pancras International, St Albans City and Luton Airport.
- 2tph to Gravesend
- 2tph to Rainham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
North Kent Line
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