Leigh railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 Sep 1911||Opened (Leigh Halt)|
|Apr 1917||Renamed (Lyghe Halt)|
|1960||Renamed (Leigh Halt)|
|5 May 1969||Renamed (Leigh)|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leigh (Kent) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Leigh railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Leigh in Kent, England. It opened as "Leigh Halt" in 1911; was renamed "Lyghe Halt" in 1917; "Leigh Halt" again about 1960; and "Leigh" in 1969. (Leigh is pronounced as in lie—identical with the name of Lye railway station in the West Midlands.). The station was always unstaffed.
In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extension of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.
In 2007, a PERTIS machine was installed at the street entrance to the Tonbridge-bound platform. The station was until December 2008 operated by Southeastern before it transferred to Southern, whose green signage was installed before October 2008.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Leigh-on-Sea railway station in Essex
- Lee railway station in south east London
- Lye railway station in the West Midlands (similar sounding name)
- Leigh (Greater Manchester) railway station closed station in Lancashire
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