Barming railway station

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Barming National Rail
Barming
Location
Place Barming
Local authority Tonbridge and Malling
Grid reference TQ729568
Operations
Station code BMG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.116 million
2005/06 Increase 0.121 million
2006/07 Increase 0.134 million
2007/08 Increase 0.140 million
2008/09 Increase 0.144 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.125 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.123 million
2011/12 Increase 0.127 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.124 million
2013/14 Increase 0.128 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 June 1874 (1 June 1874)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barming from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1961

Barming railway station is located in Tonbridge and Malling Borough, west of Maidstone in Kent, England and approximately 1 mile from Barming and Maidstone Hospital. Barming railway station and all the trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

The platforms are of 6-car length only, despite a small number of peak-hour services being formed from 8 cars.

The original station building remains on the down (Country-bound) platform 2, with a substantial wooden shelter on the up (London-bound) platform. The ticket office is manned for limited hours during the morning peak period on Mondays to Fridays; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, also located on the down platform, suffices. A passenger information screen is located on the down platform 2 and provides information relating to train running times for both platforms. The station entrances/exits are on the down Platform 2. There is no level access to Platform 1.

The concrete footbridge which spanned the tracks at the western end of the station, linking the platforms, was life-expired and demolished in early 2013. It was an example of the standard pre-fabricated design built at the Southern Railway's concrete factory at Exmouth Junction, east of Exeter. The replacement footbridge to the standard Naetwork Rail design is at the extreme eastern end of the station.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Ashford International via Maidstone East and one train per hour to London Victoria.

There is also a limited peak hour service across London via the Thameslink route, serving Elephant & Castle, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras thence certain intermediate stations to Bedford.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
East Malling   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Maidstone East

Car park[edit]

Barming Station has an 88-capacity car park [pay and display] operated for Southeastern by fellow Go-Ahead group company Meteor Parking. It has 2 ticket machines which accept cash and credit/debit cards. The car park adjoins the down Platform 2. Alternatively, car park patrons may pay at the station ticket office when open.

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Coordinates: 51°17′06″N 0°28′44″E / 51.285°N 0.479°E / 51.285; 0.479