Chartham railway station

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Chartham National Rail
Chartham railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Chartham
Local authority Canterbury
Grid reference TR107552
Operations
Station code CRT
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 64,726
2012/13 Increase 64,948
2013/14 Increase 66,180
2014/15 Decrease 59,594
2015/16 Increase 62,180
History
Key dates Opened 1859 (1859)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chartham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Chartham railway station serves Chartham in Kent, England. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern.

The station is unmanned, but has two automated information booths, one on each side of the station. A PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine, issuing 'Permits to Travel' - which are exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets - is located at the entrance to the Ashford-bound platform from the road, immediately adjoining the level crossing at the south end of the station.

Accident - 9 October 1894[edit]

At about 06:30 on the morning of Tuesday 9 October 1894 a waggon of hop-pickers on their way to work at Horton Chapel Farm was struck by the delayed 04:15 down Ashford to Canterbury West goods train. Four people including two children were killed outright with a further two dying in hospital later. In addition, nine hop-pickers were seriously injured.

The investigation found that the waggon driver had left the opening of the gates to children and had failed to stop before crossing. Fog was said to have reduced visibility to around 100 yards [~95m] at the time. The train crew was exonerated having whistled at least three times in the minutes leading up to the accident but there were suggestions that the noise of the workers and waggon might have muffled the sound. The Inspecting Officer, Major General C.S. Hutchinson R.E., criticised the South Eastern Railway for the excessively long rostered hours of the train crew.[1]

Services[edit]

As of December 2011 the typical off peak services from this station is one train per hour to London Charing Cross via Tonbridge and one train to Canterbury West.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chilham   Southeastern
Ashford to Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) line
  Canterbury West
View westward, towards Ashford in 1984

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Coordinates: 51°15′25″N 1°01′05″E / 51.257°N 1.018°E / 51.257; 1.018