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Leigh railway station

Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211
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Leigh (Kent)
National Rail
General information
LocationLeigh, Sevenoaks
Coordinates51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211
Grid referenceTQ546461
Managed bySouthern
Other information
Station codeLIH
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
1 Sep 1911[1]Opened (Leigh Halt)
Apr 1917[1]Renamed (Lyghe Halt)
1960[1]Renamed (Leigh Halt)
5 May 1969[1]Renamed (Leigh)
2018/19Increase 46,090
2019/20Decrease 46,044
2020/21Decrease 12,250
2021/22Increase 29,750
2022/23Increase 33,310
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Leigh railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Leigh in Kent, England. It is 39 miles 56 chains (39.70 miles, 63.89 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill. Train services are operated by Southern.



The station was opened as "Leigh Halt" in 1911; was renamed "Lyghe Halt" in 1917; "Leigh Halt" again about 1960; and "Leigh" in 1969. (Leigh is pronounced /l/ (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 (since replaced by a modern ticket machine). The station was until December 2008 operated by Southeastern before it transferred to Southern, whose green signage was installed before October 2008.



Leigh station is unstaffed and facilities are limited. Tickets can be purchased from the self-service ticket machine at the station and there are passenger help points located on each platforms. There is also a basic shelter located on each platform. The station has step free access available to both platforms.[2]



All services at Leigh are operated by Southern using Class 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour in each direction between Redhill and Tonbridge. A small number of additional services call at the station during the peak hours.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  2. ^ "Leigh Station Information". Southern, August 2020.
  3. ^ Table 183 National Rail timetable, December 2023