Beltring railway station

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Beltring National Rail
Beltring
Location
Place Beltring
Local authority Maidstone
Coordinates 51°12′17″N 0°24′21″E / 51.204587°N 0.405887°E / 51.204587; 0.405887Coordinates: 51°12′17″N 0°24′21″E / 51.204587°N 0.405887°E / 51.204587; 0.405887
Grid reference TQ680477
Operations
Station code BEG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 6,154
2005/06 Increase 6,964
2006/07 Increase 7,230
2007/08 Increase 8,180
2008/09 Increase 9,626
2009/10 Increase 11,532
2010/11 Increase 14,510
2011/12 Decrease 12,766
2012/13 Increase 13,152
History
Key dates Opened 1 September 1909 (1 September 1909)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beltring from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Beltring railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

Beltring station opened later than the others on the line (which had been opened in 1844): its opening date was 1 September 1909. The halt originally had platforms built of wooden sleepers.[1] It originally had a freight siding; used for the forwarding of farm produce until 5 June 1961. The station was then named Beltring and Branbridges Halt. It consists of concrete platforms with shelters. It serves a predominantly rural area: the nearest settlements being the small villages of Beltring, Branbridges, Laddingford and East Peckham.

In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the southbound platform.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and one train an hour to Strood. Connections to London are available at either of these two stations, or by changing at Maidstone Barracks and walking to Maidstone East.

Plans mooted in the mid-2000s to close Beltring station, or at least replace the existing services with a token service (such as one train a week in each direction) have been withdrawn.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Yalding   Southeastern
Medway Valley Line
  Paddock Wood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. pp. p40. ISBN 0-85361-321-4. 
  2. ^ Southeastern. "Southeastern mainline timetable changes". Retrieved 2009-12-29. 

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