Canterbury East railway station

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Canterbury East National Rail
Canterbury East
Station building
Location
Place Canterbury
Local authority City of Canterbury
Grid reference TR146572
Operations
Station code CBE
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.410 million
2005/06 Increase 0.429 million
2006/07 Increase 1.640 million
2007/08 Decrease 1.632 million
2008/09 Decrease 1.603 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.331 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.158 million
2011/12 Increase 1.175 million
- Interchange 22,550
2012/13 Decrease 1.044 million
- Interchange Decrease 15,832
History
Key dates Opened 9 July 1860 (9 July 1860)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Canterbury East from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Canterbury East railway station is one of two stations in Canterbury in Kent, England. It is south-southwest of the city centre and is served by Southeastern.

The station and its line were built by London, Chatham and Dover Railway, while Canterbury West was built by South Eastern Railway.

Although called Canterbury East the station is about 12 mile (0.8 km) due south of Canterbury West station, and only about 20 yards (20 m) to its east.

The framework of the platform canopies were originally installed at the never-opened station at Lullingstone.

The semaphore signals at the station were replaced with coloured lights in December 2011. The elevated signal box remains but is no longer in use, with signalling on the line operated from a control room at Gillingham. The signal box has now been given Grade II listed building status.[citation needed]

Canterbury East did have ticket barriers but they were removed in early 2011, as they were the only ones of the kind in the country and spare parts were no longer easy to get. Coventry and Earlsfield are the only other stations to lose their ticket barriers.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service from the station is:

The typical Sunday service from the station is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Selling   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Bekesbourne

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Fictional reference[edit]

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Final Problem, a short story in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson hide from Professor Moriarty at a station in Canterbury. The station is unspecified but is likely to have been Canterbury East as Holmes and Watson were making their way to catch a boat on the Continental Express from London Victoria station.

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Coordinates: 51°16′27.28″N 1°4′33.34″E / 51.2742444°N 1.0759278°E / 51.2742444; 1.0759278