East Farleigh railway station

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East Farleigh National Rail
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Location
Place East Farleigh
Local authority Maidstone
Grid reference TQ734536
Operations
Station code EFL
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 27,950
2012/13 Increase 29,794
2013/14 Decrease 27,580
2014/15 Increase 29,312
2015/16 Increase 31,604
History
Key dates Opened 25 September 1844 (25 September 1844)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at East Farleigh from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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East Farleigh railway station is located to the south-west of Maidstone, Kent, England, on the Medway Valley Line. Although closer to the village of East Farleigh, on the opposite (south) bank of the River Medway, the station is actually located in Barming Parish. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

East Farleigh station is about 30 yards from the mediaeval East Farleigh Bridge taking foot and road passengers across the river, one of only four such bridges between Maidstone and Tonbridge.

The station has two platforms, staggered to either side of a busy level-crossing.

On the southbound platform is a signal box which remains to control the level-crossing. The old ticket office, located in a wooden building on the southbound platform, closed in 1989; this was APTIS-equipped from 1987 to closure. This building then remained disused for many years though in good condition, and is now used by Network Rail staff. In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the southbound platform, which is behind the signal box.

Facilities on the northbound platform are limited to a modern waiting shelter.

A footbridge spans the tracks and is accessed from the northbound platform.

In autumn 2008, a large area of formerly unmade land, immediately north of the station, was prepared as a surfaced car park accommodating 30+ vehicles.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and one train an hour to Strood. Connections to London are available at either of these two stations, or by changing at Maidstone Barracks and walking the short distance across the High-level bridge to Maidstone East.

Three-car Class 375/3 Electrostar electric multiple units provide all passenger services on the route, but in the past, Two-Car 466s Were used.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Maidstone West   Southeastern
Medway Valley Line
  Wateringbury
Disused railways
Tovil   British Rail
Southern Region

Medway Valley Line
  Teston Halt

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Coordinates: 51°15′18″N 0°29′06″E / 51.255°N 0.485°E / 51.255; 0.485