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St Mary Cray railway station is in St Mary Cray, South East London within the London Borough of Bromley. It is 14 miles 57 chains (23.7 km) down the line from London Victoria. The station and some trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

St Mary Cray National Rail
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St Mary Cray is located in Greater London
St Mary Cray
St Mary Cray
Location of St Mary Cray in Greater London
LocationSt Mary Cray
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeSMY
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.604 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.807 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.806 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 1.802 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.803 million[1]
Key dates
3 December 1860Opened
1959rebuilt and lines quadrupled
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WGS8451°23′38″N 0°06′22″E / 51.394°N 0.106°E / 51.394; 0.106Coordinates: 51°23′38″N 0°06′22″E / 51.394°N 0.106°E / 51.394; 0.106
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It is in Travelcard Zone 6, and the station is managed by Southeastern. Services are provided by Southeastern, and Thameslink. The station has four 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 services to Gillingham.

To the west of the station the Up and Down Chatham Loop lines give access to the South Eastern Main Line where the next station is Chislehurst. There are normally no direct trains between Chislehurst and St Mary Cray, as trains that use the connecting curves usually run non-stop between London Bridge and either Rochester or West Malling.

Access to the station is from a footbridge built over the railway. The footbridge is not part of the station(albeit painted in typical southeastern colours)with the entrance to the station built on the footbridge. The footbridge was refurbished in 2016. The station has 4 Oyster card readers rather than ticket barriers. 2 ticket machines are present.

The station is fully staffed from the first train to the last of the day, as all trains (except for Thameslink services) are dispatched by platform staff.

HistoryEdit

The station originally had two side platforms with the tracks in between. It was reconstructed in 1959 and now has two island platforms with tracks on either side of each.[2]

LocationEdit

The station is situated on Sayes Court Road, a short distance from Nugents Retail Park.

ServicesEdit

Trains from St Mary Cray are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink. The typical off-peak train service is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Bromley South   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Swanley
  Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
 
Bickley   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Swanley

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 51, 273, B14, R1, R6 and R11 and night route N199 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "St Mary Cray Station, Cray Valley".

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