Selling railway station

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Selling National Rail
Selling
Selling railway station in 2012
Location
Place Selling
Local authority Swale
Grid reference TR052572
Operations
Station code SEG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  60,668
2005/06 Decrease 56,670
2006/07 Increase 63,690
2007/08 Increase 69,358
2008/09 Increase 72,164
2009/10 Decrease 65,092
2010/11 Decrease 59,998
2011/12 Decrease 57,522
2012/13 Decrease 52,552
History
Key dates Opened 3 December 1860 (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 14 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 was used in the 1944 film "A Canterbury Tale", where it was called "Chillingbourne". Charles Hawtrey (of 'Carry On' fame) played the porter. The station now has few facilities.

Ticketing[edit]

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.

Service[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Faversham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Canterbury East

Coordinates: 51°16′37.96″N 0°56′27.98″E / 51.2772111°N 0.9411056°E / 51.2772111; 0.9411056