Beltring railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Key dates||Opened 1 September 1909|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beltring from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Beltring railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England, serving the village of Beltring. It is 36 miles 50 chains (58.9 km) down the line from London Charing Cross via Paddock Wood and is situated between Paddock Wood and Yalding. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
Beltring station opened later than the others on the line (which had been opened in 1844): its opening date was 1 September 1909. The halt originally had platforms built of wooden sleepers. It originally had a freight siding; used for the forwarding of farm produce until 5 June 1961. The station was then named Beltring and Branbridges Halt. It consists of concrete platforms with shelters. It serves a predominantly rural area: the nearest settlements being the small villages of Beltring, Branbridges, Laddingford and East Peckham.
In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the southbound platform.
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.
Plans mooted in the mid-2000s to close Beltring station, or at least replace the existing services with a token service (such as one train a week in each direction) have been withdrawn.
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Medway Valley Line
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