Kearsney railway station

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Kearsney National Rail
Kearsney Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Kearsney
Local authority District of Dover
Grid reference TR289439
Operations
Station code KSN
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*
2011/12 Decrease 30,238
2012/13 Increase 32,396
2013/14 Increase 33,882
2014/15 Increase 34,326
2015/16 Increase 38,128
History
1 August 1862 opened as Ewell[1]
March 1869 renamed Kearsney
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kearsney from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kearsney railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and serves Kearsney, Kent. It is 75 miles 9 chains (120.9 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Shepherds Well and Dover Priory, the terminus.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The booking office in the station building on the country-bound platform is open only for very limited hours on Mondays to Fridays mornings but a Permit To Travel ticket machine (also on the country-bound platform) caters for out-of-hours ticketing.

The station and the line it serves were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway as the station for Temple Ewell and the parish of River. The community of Kearsney grew around the Railway Bell Hotel which was on the main Dover to London road. The station had a small goods siding, and a siding for passenger trains. The next stop towards the coast was Dover, and there was also a loop that took the railway directly onto the Kent Coast Line towards Margate, bypassing Dover. In the early days of the railway this meant trains did not always have to make the steep climb out of Dover. In practice the loop was little used for passenger trains, and mainly used by freight. Latterly the line was used by coal trains to Richborough power station.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shepherds Well   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Dover Priory

Coordinates: 51°08′56″N 1°16′19″E / 51.149°N 1.272°E / 51.149; 1.272