Marden railway station

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Not to be confused with Marsden railway station.
Marden National Rail
Platforms of Marden Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1238050.jpg
Marden station
Location
Place Marden
Local authority Borough of Maidstone
Coordinates 51°10′30″N 0°29′35″E / 51.175°N 0.493°E / 51.175; 0.493Coordinates: 51°10′30″N 0°29′35″E / 51.175°N 0.493°E / 51.175; 0.493
Grid reference TQ743447
Operations
Station code MRN
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.400 million
2012/13 Increase 0.443 million
2013/14 Increase 0.459 million
2014/15 Increase 0.480 million
2015/16 Increase 0.498 million
History
31 August 1842 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Marden, 1951
to Paddock Wood
Pattenden Lane
(single slip)
B2079 to MaidstoneRight arrow
To Staplehurst
Legend
Running line
Sidings

Marden railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving Marden in the in the borough of Maidstone, Kent. It is 39 miles 31 chains (63.4 km) down-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[edit]

Main article: Marden rail crash
  • 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.[1][2]
  • At 17:56 on 5 September 2012, an up passenger train caught fire at Marden.[3]

Services[edit]

As of May 2010 typical off peak services from this station are:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Paddock Wood   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  Staplehurst

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, John (2001). Southern Electric. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan. pp. 137–38. ISBN 0-7110-2807-9. 
  2. ^ Marden History
  3. ^ "Marden train evacuated after wheel bearings catch fire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 207

External links[edit]

Media related to Marden railway station at Wikimedia Commons