Meopham railway station

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Meopham National Rail
Meopham
Location
Place Meopham
Local authority Gravesham
Grid reference TQ640678
Operations
Station code MEP
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.288 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.283 million
2006/07 Increase 0.307 million
2007/08 Increase 0.328 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.327 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.293 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.292 million
2011/12 Increase 0.297 million
2012/13 Increase 0.300 million
History
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
3 December 1860 Line opened
6 May 1861 (1861-05-06) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Meopham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Meopham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line, and serves the village of Meopham in north Kent. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

Meopham Station is 25 miles and 1606 yards (25.9 miles) from London Victoria, according to the mileage sign on the footbridge. The extant station building is a prefabricated building erected in 1971 to British Rail's CLASP design.[1]

History[edit]

The main line of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway was opened in stages. The section between Rochester Bridge (then named Strood) and Bickley was opened on 3 December 1860;[2] but the station at Meopham opened later, on 6 May 1861.[3][4]

Service[edit]

The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service is 3 trains per hour to London Victoria, 1 train per hour to Gillingham and 2 trains per hour to Ramsgate and Dover Priory dividing at Faversham.

The Sunday service from the station is 1 train per hour to London Victoria via Bromley South and 1 train per hour to Canterbury East.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Longfield   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Sole Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meopham". Kent Rail website. David Glasspool. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 327, 502. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  3. ^ Dendy Marshall & Kidner 1963, p. 524
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 158. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Coordinates: 51°23′11.07″N 0°21′25.19″E / 51.3864083°N 0.3569972°E / 51.3864083; 0.3569972