Pluckley railway station

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Pluckley National Rail
Pluckley
Location
Place Pluckley
Local authority Ashford
Grid reference TQ922432
Operations
Station code PLC
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  87,878
2005/06 Decrease 81,703
2006/07 Increase 99,773
2007/08 Increase 0.107 million
2008/09 Increase 0.111 million
2009/10 Decrease 96,802
2010/11 Increase 97,960
2011/12 Increase 0.102 million
2012/13 Increase 0.112 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 December 1842 (1 December 1842)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pluckley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pluckley railway station serves Pluckley in Kent, and is located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) south of the village. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southeastern.

The ticket office is manned only during part of the day; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station building on the 'down' side, suffices.


The station opened with this section of the South Eastern Main Line on 1 December 1842. Despite platform lengthening, the addition of a footbridge and the closure of the goods yard, it remains little changed and is the only survivor from the original SER stations. Its most distinctive feature is the staggered platforms, whereby the London-bound platform is wholly west of the eastbound platform (on which the station buildings are situated). The footbridge - renewed to one meeting current standards by 2013 - links the east end of the westbound platform with the west end of the eastbound platform.

Services[edit]

As of May 2010 the typical off peak services from this station are:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Headcorn   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  Ashford International

References[edit]

  1. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 207

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°09′22″N 0°44′49″E / 51.156°N 0.747°E / 51.156; 0.747