Stone Crossing railway station
Stone Crossing railway station is located on the North Kent line, north-east of the village of Stone and east of Dartford. It was originally named Stone Crossing Halt. It is 19 miles 7 chains (30.7 km) down the line from London Charing Cross. Trains are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink.
|Local authority||Borough of Dartford|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 2 November 1908|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stone Crossing from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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. In October 2016 the PERTIS machine was removed and replaced with a new ticket machine. The ticket machine is of the newer secure design and only accepts Card Payments. A ticket office service is now provided for 3½ hours in the morning by a clerk with an Avantix Mobile machine.
Planning applications were lodged by Network Rail in the autumn of 2016 for a footbridge to be built (replacing the level crossing) at a reported cost of over £2 million . The level crossing closed on 25 February 2018 and the following day an adjacent footbridge for pedestrians was opened.
The typical off-peak service pattern is as follows:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross via Sidcup
- 2tph to Luton via Greenwich, London Bridge, St Pancras International, St Albans City and Luton Airport
- 2tph to Gravesend
- 2tph to Rainham
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
North Kent Line
- "Application for prior approval for the construction of a new footbridge pursuant to Section 3, Part 18 Condition A of Schedule 2 the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015". Dartford Borough Council. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.