Stone Crossing railway station
Stone Crossing railway station is located on the North Kent line, just east of Dartford. The station is 19 miles from London Charing Cross. Trains are operated by Southeastern.
Train services from the station run eastbound to Gravesend and early morning and late evening onward to Gillingham. Westbound trains run to London Charing Cross via one of the three lines into Central London, the Dartford Loop Line via Sidcup, the Bexleyheath Line or the North Kent Line via Woolwich Arsenal.
Before rail privatisation, a ticket office was provided here, on the 'up' side, in the signal cabin adjacent to the level crossing gates at the eastern end of the station. This became unmanned thereafter. A PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine was in due course installed and issued 'Permits to Travel' - exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets. A ticket office service is now provided for 3½ hours in the morning by a clerk with an Avantix Mobile machine.
The typical off-peak service pattern is as follows:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross via Sidcup
- 2tph to Gravesend