Gillingham (Kent) railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Medway|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|July 1858||Opened as New Brompton|
New Brompton (Gillingham)
|1 Oct 1912||Renamed Gillingham|
|9 Jul 1923||Renamed Gillingham (Kent)|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gillingham (Kent) 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": //), north Kent, is on the Chatham Main Line between Chatham and Rainham stations. Train services are provided by Southeastern.
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.
London bound services from Gillingham terminate at London Victoria via Rochester, the line through Meopham and Bromley South; London Charing Cross via Gravesend, Dartford and the North Kent Lines; and London St Pancras via Ebbsfleet International.
Trains from London Charing Cross generally terminate on platform 1 and either then continue eastbound to Gillingham Rail Depot or then become London bound services to Charing Cross. Through trains from the east run from Platform 2. Trains from platform 3 (far left) usually go to Ramsgate or Dover.
See also: Medway Towns railway map
The typical off-peak service from the station in trains per hour is:
- 2 to London St Pancras via Ebbsfleet International
- 3 to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South
- 2 run skip-stop to Bromley South, 1 calls all stations to St Mary Cray then Bromley South
- 2 to London Charing Cross via Dartford and Woolwich Arsenal
- 4 to Faversham two of which then divide to continue
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Kent Line
Chatham Main Line
High Speed 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.