Whitstable railway station

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Whitstable National Rail
Whitstable
Location
Place Whitstable
Local authority City of Canterbury
Grid reference TR112664
Operations
Station code WHI
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  0.649 million
2005/06 Increase 0.701 million
2006/07 Increase 0.774 million
2007/08 Increase 0.776 million
2008/09 Increase 0.783 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.742 million
2010/11 Increase 0.746 million
2011/12 Increase 0.763 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.753 million
History
Original company South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 January 1915 (1915-01-01) Opened as Whitstable Town and Tankerton
1 February 1936 Renamed Whitstable and Tankerton
1979 Renamed Whitstable
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitstable from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitstable railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Whitstable. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Whitstable has been served by five different stations on two different routes. The route between Faversham and Whitstable was opened by the Margate Railway on 1 August 1860, and was extended to Herne Bay on 13 July 1861.[1] The first station on that line to serve Whitstable was in Oxford Street, and had latterly been known as Whitstable Town; it closed on 31 December 1914. The following day, a new station was opened 705 yards (645 m) to the east; this was named Whitstable Town and Tankerton. This was renamed Whitstable and Tankerton on 1 February 1936, and Whitstable in 1979.[2]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to London Victoria via the Medway Towns and Bromley South, and two trains per hour to Ramsgate via Margate.

Since 13 December 2009 this station has been served during peak hours by fast trains travelling over High Speed 1 to London St Pancras.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Faversham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Chestfield & Swalecliffe
Faversham   Southeastern
High Speed 1
Peak Hours Only
London-Broadstairs
  Herne Bay

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 330. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 249. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Coordinates: 51°21′27.36″N 1°2′0.55″E / 51.3576000°N 1.0334861°E / 51.3576000; 1.0334861