New Hythe railway station

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New Hythe National Rail
New Hythe
Location
Place New Hythe
Local authority Tonbridge and Malling
Grid reference TQ711599
Operations
Station code NHE
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   46,147
2005/06 Increase 57,551
2006/07 Increase 63,890
2007/08 Increase 73,147
2008/09 Increase 83,490
2009/10 Decrease 77,420
2010/11 Increase 87,138
2011/12 Increase 92,182
2012/13 Decrease 89,712
History
Key dates Opened 9 December 1929 (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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Snodland   Southeastern
Medway Valley Line
  Aylesford

Sources[edit]

  • Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-321-4. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Railway Halts p52

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°18′47″N 0°27′18″E / 51.313°N 0.455°E / 51.313; 0.455