Chatham Central railway station

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Chatham Central
Location
Place Chatham
Area Borough of Medway
Operations
Original company South Eastern Railway[1]
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Platforms 1[2]
History
1 Mar 1892 Opened[1]
1 Oct 1911 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
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Chatham Central was the terminus of the Chatham Extension from Strood serving the towns of Chatham and Rochester.

The station was opened by the South Eastern Railway which merged with the London, Chatham and Dover Railway to form the South Eastern and Chatham Railway in 1899. After the merger the SE & CR deemed that the Chatham Extension was an unnecessary duplication of the line and stations that it inherited from the LC & DR, and therefore the Extension and its stations, including Chatham Central, was closed in 1911.

Apart from the present railway bridge (part of Rochester Bridge), no trace of the station or the Chatham Extension is evident today. Houses on Doust Way have been built over the site of the station.[3]

Medway Towns
North Kent Line (& High Speed)
to London Bridge & St Pancras
Chatham Main Line
to Victoria & Blackfriars
Medway Valley Line
to Maidstone
Halling
Cuxton
Strood
Rochester Bridge | Strood (1st)
Rochester Bridge
Goods station
Rochester Common
Rochester(2015–)
Rochester(1892–2015)
Chatham Central
River Medway
Chatham
Gillingham
Rainham
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham, Dover and Ramsgate
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Rochester Common
Line and station closed
  South Eastern Railway
Chatham Extension
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Adrian Gray (1984). The London Chatham and Dover Railway. Meresborough Books. ISBN 0-905270-88-6. 
  3. ^ http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7602.15

Coordinates: 51°23′05.10″N 0°30′45.00″E / 51.3847500°N 0.5125000°E / 51.3847500; 0.5125000