Hollingbourne railway station

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Hollingbourne National Rail
Hollingbourne Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceHollingbourne
Local authorityMaidstone
Grid referenceTQ834550
Operations
Station codeHBN
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 42,854
2014/15Increase 46,554
2015/16Increase 50,668
2016/17Increase 57,592
2017/18Increase 59,490
History
Key datesOpened 1 July 1884 (1 July 1884)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hollingbourne from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hollingbourne railway station serves Hollingbourne in Kent, England. It was opened in 1884 and is 45 miles 2 chains (72.5 km) down the line from London Victoria.

The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Hollingbourne 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 comprises five sidings, one of which served a goods shed and another served a cattle dock.[2] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 15 May 1961. The signal box closed on 14 April 1984.[3]

The station is unmanned; a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine is located on the up platform.

Services[edit]

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

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bearsted   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Harrietsham

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Hollingbourne.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 95.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°15′54″N 0°37′41″E / 51.265°N 0.628°E / 51.265; 0.628