Bekesbourne railway station

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Bekesbourne National Rail
Bekesbourne Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Bekesbourne
Local authority City of Canterbury
Grid reference TR189560
Operations
Station code BKS
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  35,386
2005/06 Increase 39,140
2006/07 Increase 49,045
2007/08 Decrease 48,737
2008/09 Increase 56,896
2009/10 Decrease 45,970
2010/11 Decrease 38,450
2011/12 Decrease 38,398
2012/13 Decrease 32,966
2013/14 Decrease 28,696
History
Key dates Opened 22 July 1861 (22 July 1861)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bekesbourne from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bekesbourne railway station serves the villages of Bekesbourne, Bishopsbourne, Littlebourne and Patrixbourne in Kent, England, and is located between Canterbury East and Dover Priory. It is served by Southeastern.

The station has no booking office but a "Permit to Travel" self-service ticket machine is located on the London-bound platform and caters for all ticketing.

The station and the line it serves were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and opened on 22 July 1861. The platforms are linked by a footbridge. Nearby is a viaduct over the Nailbourne Stream, a tributary of the River Stour.

Bekesbourne Station in 1963

Services[edit]

Off-peak the station services one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory.

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

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Coordinates: 51°15′40″N 1°08′13″E / 51.261°N 1.137°E / 51.261; 1.137