Swanley railway station
Template:Infobox UK station Template:Commons category Swanley railway station is a station in Swanley, Kent. The station is managed by Southeastern. The station has 4 platforms, platforms 1 and 3 being for services to Central London via Bromley South, platform 2 for services to Sevenoaks and Ashford International and platform 4 for Gillingham.
Swanley Station is 17.4 miles from London Victoria.
The original name was Sevenoaks Junction, later changed to Swanley Junction. The original location of the station was at Template:Gbmapping on the "down" side of the junction with separate platforms for the main line and the Sevenoaks branch. In 1939 a new station was constructed approximately Template:Convert further west. The station was rebuilt in 1959 when the line was widened to 4 tracks. On 27 June 1937, there was a collision between two trains near the station, resulting in the deaths of 4 people and with 37 people injured.
The station is located at Station Approach, almost a mile away from Swanley Town Centre.
Buses that serve the station are the Kent routes 429, 477 and 478. These connect the station with Crockenhill, Bluewater, Dartford, Farningham, Hextable, Joydens Wood, Orpington, West Kingsdown and Wilmington.
Services are operated by Southeastern and First Captital Connect.
The typical off-peak train service is:
- 3tph to London Victoria via Bromley South
- 2tph to Kentish Town via Catford
- 2tph to Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball
- 2tph to Ashford International via Maidstone East
- 1tph to Gillingham
- Page at SouthernRailway.net with photo taken in 1959 during reconstruction of Swanley station