Marden railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Maidstone|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|31 August 1842||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Marden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Marden railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving Marden in the borough of Maidstone, Kent. It is 39 miles 31 chains (63.4 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Paddock Wood and Staplehurst. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
The ticket office, staffed for part of the day, is located in a modern building on the London-bound platform 1. A PERTIS permit-to-travel ticket machine used to be located by the ticket office/platform entrance, but as of late 2015 there is a customer self-service ticket machine.
Accidents and incidents
- At 20:42 on 4 January 1969 there was a collision between a down electric passenger train (formed of 2 x 4CEP units) and a down parcels train to the west of Marden station. Four people were killed. The cause was the driver of the passenger train missing a signal in fog and passing it at danger. Local farmer David Winch of Brook Farm, along with his employees, worked for fourteen hours assisting in the rescue operation. They used their tractors and trailers to ferry the injured across muddy fields from the crash site to waiting ambulances. The ambulance officer in charge at the time, Stanley Skinner, was awarded a BEM in recognition of his role.
- At 17:56 on 5 September 2012, an up passenger train caught fire at Marden.
As of May 2010 typical off peak services from this station are:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross
- 1tph to Dover Priory and Canterbury West (dividing at Ashford International)
- 1tph to Ramsgate via Dover and Canterbury, dividing at Ashford
There are also peak hour services to and from London Cannon Street.
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South Eastern Main Line
- Glover, John (2001). Southern Electric. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan. pp. 137–38. ISBN 0-7110-2807-9.
- Marden History Archived 9 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Marden train evacuated after wheel bearings catch fire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 207
Media related to Marden railway station at Wikimedia Commons