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*
2011/12 Decrease 38,398
2012/13 Decrease 32,966
2013/14 Decrease 28,696
2014/15 Increase 29,780
2015/16 Decrease 28,550
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.
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Bekesbourne railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and serves the villages of Bekesbourne and Patrixbourne, Kent. It is 64 miles 58 chains (104.2 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Canterbury East and Adisham.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern. It is unstaffed.

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. The country-bound platform is accessible by public footpath. Nearby is a viaduct over the Nailbourne Stream, a tributary of the River Stour.

The station in 1963

Services[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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

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