National Rail
Selling railway station in 2012
LocationSelling, Swale
Grid referenceTR052572
Managed bySoutheastern
Other information
Station codeSEG
ClassificationDfT category F1
Opened3 December 1860
2015/16Increase 69,340
2016/17Decrease 66,426
2017/18Increase 83,212
2018/19Decrease 80,248
2019/20Decrease 70,870
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Selling railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Selling, Kent. It is 55 miles 18 chains (88.9 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Faversham and Canterbury East.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The station and the line on which it is located were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. Formerly an excellent example of country station architecture, it was destroyed by fire from unknown cause in the early 1990s, shortly before it was to be awarded listed building status. The signal box at the station end of the 'up' (London-bound) platform was closed and dismantled shortly afterwards. The box can today be seen in use at Eythorne railway station on the East Kent Railway.

The station was a filming location in the 1944 film A Canterbury Tale, where it was called "Chillingbourne". Charles Hawtrey (of the Carry On films) played the porter. The station now has few facilities.


The station is now unmanned but was staffed when run by British Rail and was APTIS-equipped until December 1992. Nowadays, a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine suffices. This issues 'Permits to Travel' and is situated at the entrance to the westbound platform.


The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory. Passengers also have the option of changing at Faversham for high speed services to London St Pancras via Strood.

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Faversham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Canterbury East

Coordinates: 51°16′37.96″N 0°56′27.98″E / 51.2772111°N 0.9411056°E / 51.2772111; 0.9411056