Newington railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern and Chatham Railway|
|25 January 1858||Line opened|
|1 August 1862||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The railway line between Chatham and Faversham was opened on 25 January 1858 by the East Kent Railway, which became the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) the following year. A station on that line at Newington was opened by the LCDR on 1 August 1862.
The station is 41 miles 42 chains (66.8 km) from London Victoria (measured via Herne Hill). Most of the line between Swanley and Dover has two tracks, but there are four tracks from a point about half a mile east of Rainham to 41 miles 52 chains (67.0 km), at the eastern end of Newington station. The outermost two tracks are designated the "loop" lines, and the innermost two are the "main" lines. At Newington, there are two platforms, one on each of the "loop" lines; these are capable of accepting 12 car trains.
Typical off-peak services are:
- 1tph to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South
- 1tph to Faversham before dividing, one portion continuing to Dover Priory via Canterbury East and the other to Ramsgate via Margate
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Chatham Main Line
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- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 169. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Yonge, John (November 2008) . Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 8A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
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