Harrietsham railway station

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Harrietsham National Rail
Harrietsham Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Harrietsham
Local authority Maidstone
Grid reference TQ866529
Operations
Station code HRM
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*
2004/05  59,722
2005/06 Increase 65,949
2006/07 Increase 69,043
2007/08 Increase 71,094
2008/09 Increase 79,856
2009/10 Decrease 70,616
2010/11 Increase 73,812
2011/12 Increase 76,014
2012/13 Decrease 75,270
2013/14 Decrease 72,334
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1884 (1 July 1884)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Harrietsham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Harrietsham railway station serves Harrietsham in Kent. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Harrietsham station opened on 1 July 1884 as part of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway's extension of the line from Maidstone to Ashford West.[1] The goods yard was on the up side. It comprised three sidings, one of which served a goods shed.[2] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 1 May 1961. The signal box closed on 5 November 1972.[3]

The ticket office is manned only during the morning peak period; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located at the entrance to the up platform, suffices.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Ashford International and one train per hour to London Victoria via Maidstone East.

There is also a peak hour service via Thameslink across London, serving City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International before travelling onto Bedford.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hollingbourne   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Lenham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Harrietsham.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 98.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 0°40′19″E / 51.245°N 0.672°E / 51.245; 0.672