Wateringbury railway station

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Wateringbury National Rail
Wateringbury
Location
Place Wateringbury
Local authority Tonbridge and Malling
Coordinates 51°14′57″N 0°25′21″E / 51.2493°N 0.4225°E / 51.2493; 0.4225Coordinates: 51°14′57″N 0°25′21″E / 51.2493°N 0.4225°E / 51.2493; 0.4225
Grid reference TQ691528
Operations
Station code WTR
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  44,623
2005/06 Increase 47,553
2006/07 Increase 51,637
2007/08 Increase 52,096
2008/09 Increase 54,268
2009/10 Decrease 51,460
2010/11 Increase 52,998
2011/12 Increase 54,008
2012/13 Decrease 50,472
History
Key dates Opened 25 September 1844 (25 September 1844)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wateringbury from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wateringbury railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England, and serves Wateringbury. Train services are provided by Southeastern. The station building, regarded as one of the finest Tudor-style stations in the country, was Grade II listed on 19 April 1985.[1]

The APTIS-equipped ticket office in this building (on the northbound platform) closed in 1989; the building has remained disused for many years though in reasonable condition.

In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the northbound platform.

The signal box, which was Grade II listed in 2013[2] remains to control the level crossing gates.

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The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and one train an hour to Strood. Connections to London are available at either of these two stations, or by changing at Maidstone Barracks and walking to Maidstone East.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
East Farleigh   Southeastern
Medway Valley Line
  Yalding
Disused railways
Teston Halt   British Rail
Southern Region

Medway Valley Line
  Yalding

The station is mentioned in 'Hop Picking Diary' by George Orwell.

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