The Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership

Linking local communities and the rail services in the area

Engaging with local organisations and supporting events

Interior view of waiting room at Bat and Ball Station - doors open
We cover the six railway stations between Swanley and Sevenoaks
These stations include Swanley, Eynsford, Shoreham (Kent), Otford, Bat & Ball and Sevenoaks.

Get involved


Our beautiful posters of the Darent Valley Line can be purchased

They are available from the Bat & Ball Station Café (open Mon to Fri 7.30am to 3.30pm) and online from the More Sevenoaks online shop.
Interior view of waiting room at Bat and Ball Station - doors open
English countryside view of Sevenoaks, Kent
Image of Thameslink train at station platform

Who we are

Community rail is a growing grassroots movement made up of community rail partnerships and groups across Britain.

Our partners

The Darent Valley CRP works closely with Southeastern, Thameslink, Network Rail and Go-coach.

Image of Crispian St Peters The Anthology album cover

Did you know?

Crispian St Peters, the son of nursery owners, musician and top hit writer of You Were On My Mind, grew up in Swanley, worked at the paper mill and eventually got married in Farningham Village Hall – but said he should have been more famous than the Beatles, with better songs (allegedly tongue in cheek…).

Do get in touch if you would like to know more or have any suggestions.