Maidstone Barracks railway station
Class 466 Networker on platform 2 in 2008
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|– Interchange||0.214 million|
|– Interchange||0.261 million|
|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1874|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maidstone Barracks from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Maidstone Barracks railway station is one of three railway stations which serve the town of Maidstone in Kent, England. Originally opened as Barracks station, it is named after the nearby Invicta Park Barracks and lies on the Medway Valley Line, 42 miles (68 km) from London Charing Cross via Strood between Aylesford and Maidstone West. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
The station has been unstaffed since September 1989 and the booking office on the Strood-bound platform was subsequently demolished. A PERTIS (permit to travel) passenger-operated self-service ticket machine was installed on the Strood-bound platform in 2007–08.
The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to Maidstone West, of which one train per hour is extended to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and two trains an hour to Strood. Connections to London are available from either Strood or Paddock Wood, or from Maidstone East, a short walk away. During peak hours, there are also high-speed services to and from London St Pancras, but these no longer stop at Maidstone Barracks.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Medway Valley Line
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