St Mary Cray railway station

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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
Location St Mary Cray
Local authority London Borough of Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code SMY
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 1.461 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.604 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.807 million[1]
2015–16 Decrease 1.806 million[1]
2016–17 Decrease 1.802 million[1]
Key dates
3 December 1860 Opened
1959 rebuilt and lines quadrupled
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WGS84 51°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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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.

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 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]


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


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

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


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


  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".

External links

  • Train times and station information for St Mary Cray railway station from National Rail
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