Leigh railway station

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Leigh (Kent) National Rail
Leigh railway station looking towards Redhill in October 2008.jpg
Location
Place Leigh
Local authority Sevenoaks
Coordinates 51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211
Grid reference TQ546461
Operations
Station code LIH
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 42,766
2012/13 Increase 46,214
2013/14 Increase 50,304
2014/15 Decrease 45,126
2015/16 Increase 48,452
History
1 Sep 1911[1] Opened (Leigh Halt)
Apr 1917[1] Renamed (Lyghe Halt)
1960[1] Renamed (Leigh Halt)
5 May 1969[1] Renamed (Leigh)
1993 Electrified
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leigh (Kent) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Leigh railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Leigh in Kent, England. It opened as "Leigh Halt" in 1911; was renamed "Lyghe Halt" in 1917; "Leigh Halt" again about 1960; and "Leigh" in 1969. (Leigh is pronounced as in lie—identical with the name of Lye railway station in the West Midlands.). The station was destaffed in 1967.

In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extension of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.

In 2007, a PERTIS machine was installed at the street entrance to the Tonbridge-bound platform. The station was until December 2008 operated by Southeastern before it transferred to Southern, whose green signage was installed before October 2008.

Services[edit]

The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge railway station, and west to London Victoria via Redhill and East Croydon.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.