There are those who believe the sloping Chelsfield Tunnel just past Chelsfield train station served as Edith Nesbit's inspiration for her popular children's classic 'The Railway Children'. If so, the station has changed somewhat since those days with the original buildings replaced in the 1970s. Today, the train services from Chelsfield station principally serve London's south-east region while linking London Charing Cross directly with Sevenoaks in Kent. Although it only has 2 platforms Chelsfield train station is a busy one with trains running in both directions approximately every 30 minutes.
For those looking to explore the immediate vicinity from the station, local bus services are a short walk away in Chelsfield village. Within a 5 mile radius can be found such things as Down House which was the home of Charles Darwin for 40 years, High Elms Country Park and the man-made caves at Chislehurst. Of course, the buzz and multiple attractions of London are also on the relative doorstep of Chelsfield railway station. For example, a 16 minute rail journey from Chelsfield delivers its passengers to London Bridge where there is plenty to see and do. Close by are such iconic tourist spots as the Tower of London, the Tate Modern or Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If escaping the city is more the aim, the plentiful gardens, Roman remains and a host of historic properties in Sevenoaks can be reached in just 11 minutes. Included in the Sevenoaks' attractions menu is the 15th century 365-roomed Knole stately home. Beyond Sevenoaks, direct train services become more limited with destinations such as Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells served by 6 trains per day.
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|Weekdays||06:10 - 19:30|
|Saturday||08:15 - 15:00|
|Sunday||08:15 - 13:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 6|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park - Season permit holder and disabled parking only at this station, no daily or weekly parking is available|
|Carpark operator||Meteor Parking Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||37|
|Cycle storage spaces||40|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>You may leave your cycle in the racks provided on platform 1, however you do so at your own risk.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Steep approach to access platform to travel away from London
|Ramps for train access||Unavailable|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
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