New Hythe railway station
|Local authority||Tonbridge and Malling|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 9 December 1929|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Hythe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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New Hythe railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England, and serves New Hythe. The APTIS-equipped ticket office, in an imposing 1930s building on the northbound platform, closed in September 1989 and subsequently became derelict. In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the northbound platform.
Although the line between Strood and Maidstone, on which New Hythe lies, was completed in 1856, no trains called there until 9 December 1929, when New Hythe Halt, a timber-built halt, was opened to serve the huge paper mill complex which had been established beside the line. The present, more substantial station was constructed in 1936, and the line was electrified in 1939.
All train services are provided by Southeastern, who also manage the station. The typical off-peak service from New Hythe is two trains per hour to Maidstone West, with alternate trains extended to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and two trains an hour to Strood, for connections to London.
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Medway Valley Line
- Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-321-4.
- Southern Railway Halts p52
- Train times and station information for New Hythe railway station from National Rail
- History and photographs of the station at Kent Rail
- Stephen Chapman's history of SER lines and services
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