Borough Green & Wrotham railway station

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Borough Green & Wrotham National Rail
Borough Green Station 23-08-05.JPG
Location
Place Borough Green
Local authority Tonbridge and Malling
Grid reference TQ608574
Operations
Station code BRG
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 0.430 million
2011/12 Steady 0.430 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.425 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.412 million
2014/15 Increase 0.416 million
History
1 June 1874 opened as Wrotham
18 June 1962 renamed Borough Green & Wrotham
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* 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.

Borough Green & Wrotham railway station is located in Borough Green in Kent. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Wrotham station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone.[1] The station was later renamed Wrotham & Boro Green.[2] The goods yard had three sidings. One of them served a goods shed, another extended northwards to serve a Ragstone quarry.[3] A 5-ton capacity crane was provided.[4] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 9 September 1968.[5] East of the station, there was a private siding at Platt,[6] and as public siding at Offham. This closed on 6 September 1961.[2]

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.

View of the platforms

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is 2 trains per hour to Ashford International via Maidstone East and 2 trains per hour to London Victoria.

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 National Rail Following station
Kemsing
Otford on Sundays
  Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  West Malling

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 52.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Borough Green and Wrotham.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 51.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 54.
  6. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 56.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°17′35″N 0°18′20″E / 51.29300°N 0.30564°E / 51.29300; 0.30564