Newington railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Kent, England. For the former railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland, see Newington (Edinburgh) railway station.
Newington National Rail
Newington
Location
Place Newington
Local authority Swale
Coordinates 51°21′12″N 0°40′05″E / 51.3534°N 0.6681°E / 51.3534; 0.6681Coordinates: 51°21′12″N 0°40′05″E / 51.3534°N 0.6681°E / 51.3534; 0.6681
Grid reference TQ858649
Operations
Station code NGT
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.129 million
2005/06 Increase 0.136 million
2006/07 Increase 0.145 million
2007/08 Increase 0.151 million
2008/09 Increase 0.154 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.140 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.135 million
2011/12 Increase 0.136 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.128 million
History
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
25 January 1858 Line opened
1 August 1862 (1862-08-01) 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 Newington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newington railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in north Kent, England. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

History[edit]

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.[1] A station on that line at Newington was opened by the LCDR on 1 August 1862.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

Typical off-peak services are:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rainham (Kent)   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Sittingbourne
Kemsley
Limited Service
Front entrance to Newington railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 326. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 169. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. 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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