Kemsing railway station

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Kemsing National Rail
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Location
Place Kemsing
Local authority Sevenoaks
Grid reference TQ567577
Operations
Station code KMS
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 19,138
2012/13 Increase 20,024
2013/14 Increase 23,830
2014/15 Decrease 23,694
2015/16 Increase 25,362
History
Key dates Opened 1 June 1874 (1 June 1874)
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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 railway station serves Kemsing in Kent, England, although the station is located on the other side of the M26 motorway to the village. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Kemsing station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone[1] The goods yard had six sidings, one of which served a goods shed.[2] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 31 October 1960.[3] The signal box closed on 30 September 1964.[4]

The station has been unstaffed since 8 February 1985. The station buildings were demolished after the station became unstaffed.[2] A PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station at road level on the 'up' side, suffices.

Services[edit]

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

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 National Rail Following station
Otford   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Borough Green
& Wrotham
Disused railways
Sevenoaks (Bat & Ball)   London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Maidstone Line
  Borough Green & Wrotham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1995, Kemsing.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 50.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 49.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°17′49″N 0°14′49″E / 51.297°N 0.247°E / 51.297; 0.247