Tunbridge Wells railway station

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Tunbridge Wells National Rail
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells station, western approach
Location
Place Royal Tunbridge Wells
Local authority Tunbridge Wells
Grid reference TQ584392
Operations
Station code TBW
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 3.149 million
2005/06 Increase 3.364 million
2006/07 Increase 3.450 million
2007/08 Increase 3.809 million
2008/09 Decrease 3.795 million
2009/10 Decrease 3.414 million
2010/11 Increase 3.511 million
2011/12 Increase 3.532 million
2012/13 Decrease 3.481 million
History
Key dates Opened 25 November 1846 (25 November 1846)
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tunbridge Wells from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tunbridge Wells station, eastern approach (Mount Pleasant Road)
Southbound view towards Grove Tunnel
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Tunbridge Wells railway station

Tunbridge Wells railway station serves Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by Southeastern. It is located directly on the double-tracked electrified Hastings Line.

The station is located in an open cut with tunnels at both ends of the station. The station has entrances on both sides. The ticket office and platform 1 can be accessed directly from street level on the west side of the station or by a footbridge from the east side; platform 2 is accessible from the street (Mount Pleasant Road) or footbridge by stairs and a staff-operated lift. Both platforms are signalled for reversible working and trains arrive/depart at either platform in either direction.

Just beyond Grove Tunnel at the south end of the station was Grove Junction, where trains took the single line branch to Tunbridge Wells West. The branch closed on 6 July 1985. Before the closure of the branch, the station was called Tunbridge Wells Central.

Ticket barriers are now in operation.

Services[edit]

As of May 2010 the typical off-peak service from the station is:

From completion of the Thameslink Programme in 2016 the station will have peak services to Bedford.[citation needed]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
High Brooms   Southeastern
Hastings Line semi-fast
  Wadhurst
Southeastern
Hastings Line slow
Frant
Southeastern
Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells
Terminus
Disused railways
High Brooms
Line and station open
  British Rail
Southern Region

Cuckoo Line
  Tunbridge
Wells West

Line and station closed
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

Tunbridge Wells Central to Three Bridges line
  Tunbridge
Wells West

Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°07′48″N 0°15′47″E / 51.130°N 0.263°E / 51.130; 0.263