Borough Green & Wrotham railway station
|Borough Green & Wrotham|
|Local authority||Tonbridge and Malling|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 June 1874||opened as Wrotham|
|18 June 1962||renamed Borough Green & Wrotham|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Borough Green & Wrotham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Wrotham station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone. The station was later renamed Wrotham & Boro Green. The goods yard had three sidings. One of them served a goods shed, another extended northwards to serve a Ragstone quarry. A 5-ton capacity crane was provided. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 9 September 1968. East of the station, there was a private siding at Platt, and as public siding at Offham. This closed on 6 September 1961.
In Spring 2008, the concrete footbridge spanning the tracks to link the platforms was condemned and replaced by a new bridge immediately to the west.
The ticket office in the 'down side' station building is manned for part of the day. At other times, a passenger-operated ticket machine, installed in the mid-2000s at the station entrance, suffices.
There is also a peak hour service via Thameslink across London, serving City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International before travelling onto Bedford.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Otford on Sundays
Maidstone East Line
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.