Swanscombe railway station

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Swanscombe National Rail
Swanscombe railway station platforms in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceSwanscombe
Local authorityBorough of Dartford
Grid referenceTQ606747
Operations
Station codeSWM
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.143 million
2014/15Increase 0.159 million
2015/16Increase 0.167 million
2016/17Increase 0.174 million
2017/18Increase 0.176 million
History
2 November 1908opened
6 July 1930resited
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.

Swanscombe railway station serves the village of Swanscombe in north Kent, England. It is 21 miles 14 chains (34.1 km) down the line from London Charing Cross.

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.

Train services are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.

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.

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greenhithe   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Northfleet
  Thameslink
North Kent Line
 

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Coordinates: 51°26′57″N 0°18′36″E / 51.449120°N 0.309867°E / 51.449120; 0.309867