Swanscombe railway station

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Swanscombe National Rail
Swanscombe railway station platforms in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Swanscombe
Local authority Borough of Dartford
Grid reference TQ606747
Operations
Station code SWM
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.144 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.128 million
2013/14 Increase 0.143 million
2014/15 Increase 0.159 million
2015/16 Increase 0.167 million
History
2 November 1908 opened
6 July 1930 resited
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* 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.
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Swanscombe railway station serves the village of Swanscombe in North Kent, England. 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 first station.

Train services are operated by Southeastern. 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.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

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

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