Kemsing railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 June 1874|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern and Chatham Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kemsing from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Kemsing station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone The goods yard had six sidings, one of which served a goods shed. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 31 October 1960. The signal box closed on 30 September 1964.
The station has been unstaffed since 8 February 1985. The station buildings were demolished after the station became unstaffed. A PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station at road level on the 'up' side, suffices.
There is also a peak hour service via Thameslink across London, serving London Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International before travelling on to Bedford. On Sundays all trains on the line pass through without stopping. Trains do however call on Bank holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Maidstone East Line
|Sevenoaks (Bat & Ball)||London, Chatham and Dover Railway
|Borough Green & Wrotham|
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.