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The arrival of rail in 1871 helped Swanley to become a horticultural and industrial hotspot - right up until the 1930s it was one of London's main suppliers of flowers, vegetables and even manure. Trains also made Swanley accessible to Victorian health tourists, who were attracted by the fertile soils and mild climate. Today, this former village is a commuter town with excellent road and rail links; in just 150 years its population has grown from a mere handful to over 20,000. The station is a mile from the town centre, and is also a gateway to the nearby Brands Hatch racing circuit and Eagle Heights bird of prey centre. The pedestrianized shopping centre was built up in the 1960s and much of the town centre has a modern feel, with plenty of big-name retailers present. For a peek into Swanley's history, head to The Library, where you'll find maps and illustrations charting the town's curious past.

Station details & facilities

Swanley station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and onto a footbridge connecting all four platforms, with lifts providing step-free access. Platform 1 is nearest to the ticket hall, and platform 4 nearest to the alternative entrance off Everest Place. Trains to London depart from platforms 1 and 3, and trains to Kent from platforms 2 (for Sevenoaks and Ashford) and 4 (for Gillingham).

Departures and arrivals from Swanley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swanley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern08:382Late
to London VictoriaSoutheastern08:391Late
to Finsbury ParkThameslink08:411Scheduled
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:461On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern23:584Early
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern08:381Late
from SevenoaksThameslink08:401Scheduled
from Maidstone EastSoutheastern08:451On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern23:584Early
from Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern08:483On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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