High Brooms railway station

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High Brooms National Rail
High Brooms
Location
Place Tunbridge Wells
Local authority Tunbridge Wells
Coordinates 51°08′56″N 0°16′37″E / 51.149°N 0.277°E / 51.149; 0.277Coordinates: 51°08′56″N 0°16′37″E / 51.149°N 0.277°E / 51.149; 0.277
Grid reference TQ592413
Operations
Station code HIB
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.722 million
2005/06 Increase 0.767 million
2006/07 Increase 0.817 million
2007/08 Increase 0.849 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.847 million
2009/10 Increase 0.946 million
2010/11 Increase 1.047 million
2011/12 Increase 1.107 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.084 million
History
Key dates Opened 1893 (1893)
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 March 1893 Opened as Southborough
21 September 1925 Renamed High Brooms
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at High Brooms from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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High Brooms railway station is on the Hastings Line and serves High Brooms, a suburb on the northern side of Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern. It is also the nearest station to the town of Southborough.

High Brooms was originally opened in 1893 as Southborough by the South Eastern Railway; it acquired its present name in 1925. It is situated on a five-mile gradient from the north of the station.[1] The main station buildings are on the northbound platform. There is a closed waiting room on the southbound platform. Access to the southbound platform is via stairs from a side entrance, and access to the northbound platform is at street level. A subway links the two platforms.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from this station is:

  • 4 trains per hour (tph) to Charing Cross
  • 2 tph to Tunbridge Wells
  • 2 tph to Hastings
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tonbridge   Southeastern
Hastings Line
  Tunbridge Wells
Historical railways
Tonbridge   British Rail
Southern Region

Cuckoo Line
  Tunbridge Wells
Central

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey. PSL Field Guide – Railways of the Southern Region (1984), page 110. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge. ISBN 0-85059-664-5

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