Lenham railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1884|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lenham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Lenham station opened on 1 July 1884 as part of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway's extension of the line from Maidstone to Ashford West. The goods yard comprised four sidings on the down side and one on the up side. One of the down sidings served a goods shed. In 1961, loops were installed in both directions. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 6 January 1969. Although a new signal box was provided in 1961, it closed on 28 May 1984.
The ticket office is manned only during part of the day; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station building on the 'down' side, suffices.
A new footbridge replaced the life-expired concrete footbridge spanning the tracks here, completed in early 2010.
The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Ashford International and one train per hour to London Victoria via Maidstone East. There is also a peak hour service via Thameslink across London, serving City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International before travelling onto Bedford.
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Maidstone East Line
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.
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