Selling railway station
Selling railway station in 2012
|Local authority||Borough of Swale|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 3 December 1860|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Selling from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Selling railway station serves the village of Selling in Kent, England. The station is 55 1⁄4 miles (88.9 km) south east of London Victoria on the Chatham Main Line towards Dover Priory. The station is served and operated by Southeastern.
The station and the line it serves were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. Formerly an excellent example of country station architecture, it was mysteriously destroyed by fire in the early 1990s, shortly before it was to be awarded listed building status. The signal box, at the station end of the up platform was closed and dismantled shortly afterwards. The signal box can today be seen in use at Eythorne railway station on the East Kent Railway.
The station is now unmanned but when staffed was APTIS-equipped until December 1992. Nowadays, a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine suffices. This issues 'Permits to Travel' and is situated at the entrance to the westbound platform.
The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory. Passengers also have the option of changing at Faversham for high speed services to London St Pancras via Strood.
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Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
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