Brasted railway station

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Brasted
Brasted rail station 1890322 85a6fa4a.jpg
The station in 1962
Location
Place Brasted
Area Sevenoaks
Grid reference TQ467558
Operations
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
SECR
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
3 July 1881 [1] Opened
1 Sept 1955 Unstaffed and renamed Brasted Halt
30 October 1961 [1] Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The Westerham branch in relation to other railway lines in Kent

Brasted is a disused intermediate railway station on the closed Westerham Valley Branch Line in Kent.

The station was built by the Westerham Valley Railway Company and soon taken over by the South Eastern Railway which became the South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899. Operations passed to the Southern Railway upon the railway grouping in 1923 and thereafter on nationalisation of the railways to the Southern Region of British Railways which closed the Westerham Branch on 30 October 1961 ostensibly due to low patronage.[1] The line was the subject of a revival/preservation attempt which was scuppered by plans for the M25 which called for the use of much of the route of the line. The track was lifted by 1967 and the station demolished in 1977 during construction of the M25.[1]

The station approach to Brasted is now a works road leading on to the M25, with the actual accessway covering the site of the former booking hall. Just beyond that area is the former station goods yard, formerly occupied by a local coal merchant, which appears derelict and is closed off by steel gates. The stationmaster's house has survived and lies to the south.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Westerham   British Rail
Southern Region

Westerham branch
  Chevening Halt

Gallery[edit]

Other stations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Subterranea Britannica's page on Brasted railway station - Nick Catford - Accessed 8 September 2007

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Coordinates: 51°16′59″N 0°06′18″E / 51.283°N 0.105°E / 51.283; 0.105 (Brasted railway station)