Broadstairs railway station

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Broadstairs National Rail
Broadstairs Railway.jpg
View of Main Platform
Location
Place Broadstairs
Local authority District of Thanet
Grid reference TR391679
Operations
Station code BSR
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.571 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.556 million
2013/14 Increase 0.580 million
2014/15 Increase 0.606 million
2015/16 Increase 0.663 million
History
Key dates Opened 5 October 1863 (5 October 1863)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broadstairs from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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View NNW, towards Margate in 1963. Crampton Tower on the left

Broadstairs railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the seaside town of Broadstairs, Kent. It is 77 miles 9 chains (124.1 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Margate and Dumpton Park.

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

Trains to London can run either way through the station, depending on the route either via Margate or Ramsgate.

History[edit]

Broadstairs station under British Rail with two 4 CEPs in 'Jaffa cake' livery in 1990.

The station opened on 5 October 1863.[1]

A high-speed service to London St Pancras,[2] began on 13 December 2009.

A woman was killed by a train in 2015 at the station.[3]

Services[edit]

As of December 2015 the typical off-peak service from the station is:


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Margate   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Dumpton Park
Margate   Southeastern
High Speed 1
St Pancras International to St Pancras International Circular
  Ramsgate
Margate   Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Margate via Ashford
  Ramsgate
Disused railways
Margate East
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Ramsgate Harbour
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 45. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "About Broadstairs". broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Collins, Julia (11 August 2015). "Woman dies at Broadstairs rail station after being hit by train". kentonline.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′38″N 1°26′1″E / 51.36056°N 1.43361°E / 51.36056; 1.43361