Dungeness railway station

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This article is about the extant light railway station at Dungeness. For the former standard gauge station at this location, see Dungeness railway station (SER).
Dungeness
Black Prince Dungeness.JPG
A train with the station buildings beyond. The platform ends just behind the locomotive.
Location
Place Dungeness
Area Shepway
Grid reference TR088169
Operations
Managed by RHDR
Platforms 1 formal + 1 overflow
History
August 1928 Opened
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Dungeness railway station is a station on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway on Romney Marsh in Kent.

History[edit]

The line to Dungeness was opened on 24 May 1928, a year after the line reached New Romney. However, construction was complete only as far as The Pilot Inn, where a turning triangle was installed, so that locomotives could change direction when preparing to return to New Romney or Hythe. Construction work continued towards Dungeness, and the final section of the line (including this station) opened in August 1928. Operations have continued at this station ever since.

Description[edit]

It is one of only a very few stations in England to be situated on a balloon loop, allowing trains to return with the engine pointing forwards without needing to uncouple and reverse the locomotive, or use a turntable.

Facilities at this station include two booking offices (one currently redundant), a shop, an extensive cafeteria and restaurant, toilets, and a waiting shelter. There is a water tower for the benefit of steam locomotives. There is only one formal (concreted) platform, although technically this station has two platforms: in the summer, trains sometimes arrive at and depart from the station's run-round loop even though no platform surface is provided.

Photogallery[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Romney Sands   RHDR   Romney Sands
Via Loop

Coordinates: 50°54′52″N 0°58′13″E / 50.9144°N 0.9704°E / 50.9144; 0.9704