Sheerness-on-Sea railway station

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Sheerness-on-Sea National Rail
Sheerness-on-Sea
Location
Place Sheerness
Local authority Swale
Grid reference TQ917748
Operations
Station code SSS
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 1 (was 2)
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.566 million
2005/06 Increase 0.589 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.579 million
2007/08 Increase 0.587 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.573 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.521 million
2010/11 Increase 0.522 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.474 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.411 million
History
1 June 1883 Opened
8 November 1914 Closed
2 January 1922 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sheerness-on-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sheerness-on-Sea railway station is on the Sheerness Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Sheerness. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

The only platform now used is platform 1.

History[edit]

For a period up to 1973 hourly direct services to London Victoria left from platform 2. By 1978 direct services ran only in peak hours, the fastest taking 98mins to reach Victoria,[1] slower than the fastest 81mins, and off-peak half-hourly 94 mins to London St Pancras International 35 years later, which require a change.[2]

After the withdrawal of the Class 411 Ceps, services from August 1998 to December 2006 were operated by the Class 508. From the December 2006 timetable change, the two coach Class 466 are used.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to Sittingbourne, for connections to London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Rail passenger timetable 2 May 1977 to 7 May 1978 Table 212.
  2. ^ National Rail timetable 2013.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Queenborough   Southeastern
Sheerness Line
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°45′31″E / 51.4410°N 0.7585°E / 51.4410; 0.7585