Gillingham (Kent) railway station

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Coordinates: 51°23′11.65″N 0°32′59.59″E / 51.3865694°N 0.5498861°E / 51.3865694; 0.5498861

Gillingham National Rail
Gillingham
Location
Place Gillingham
Local authority Medway
Grid reference TQ775683
Operations
Station code GLM
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 3
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.985 million
2005/06 Increase 2.033 million
2006/07 Increase 2.201 million
2007/08 Increase 2.349 million
2008/09 Increase 2.398 million
2009/10 Decrease 2.306 million
2010/11 Increase 2.409 million
2011/12 Increase 2.433 million
2012/13 Decrease 2.408 million
History
July 1858[1] Opened as New Brompton
May 1886 Renamed
New Brompton (Gillingham)
1 Oct 1912 Renamed Gillingham
9 Jul 1923 Renamed Gillingham (Kent)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gillingham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Gillingham (Kent) railway station in the town of Gillingham (pronounced with a soft "G": /ˈɪlɨŋəm/), north Kent, is on the Chatham Main Line between Chatham and Rainham stations. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

The distance from London Victoria station plated on the footbridge at the western end of the platforms is 35 miles and 67 chains.

The station first opened in 1858. It currently has three platforms (two for London Bound services and one for coast bound services) and a passenger lift from the station entrance to the lower platforms.

The station underwent an extensive facelift between 2010 and 2012. This included a new entrance, better pavements, new roof, improved waiting rooms, and new cycle storage units.[2]

Service[edit]

Looking coastbound, on the Londonbound platforms (1 and 2). Trains from platform 3 (far left) usually go to Ramsgate or Dover. The building on the left is a train crew depot.
Medway Towns
Medway Valley Line
to Maidstone
North Kent Line
to London Bridge & St Pancras
Chatham Main Line
to Victoria & Blackfriars
Halling
Cuxton
Strood
Rochester Bridge | Strood (1st)
Rochester Bridge
Rochester Common
Rochester
Chatham Central
River Medway
Chatham
Gillingham
Rainham
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham, Dover and Ramsgate

The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chatham   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Terminus
Southeastern
Bedford-Gillingham
Chatham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Rainham
Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Broadstairs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Station-revamp-ahead-2012-London-Olympics/story-11997907-detail/story.html

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