Meopham railway station

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Meopham National Rail
Meopham railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Meopham
Local authority Borough of Gravesham
Grid reference TQ640678
Operations
Station code MEP
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.297 million
2012/13 Increase 0.300 million
2013/14 Increase 0.313 million
2014/15 Increase 0.335 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.327 million
History
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
3 December 1860 Line opened
6 May 1861 (1861-05-06) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Meopham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Meopham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Meopham, Kent. It is 25 miles 76 chains (41.8 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Longfield and Sole Street.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The extant station is a prefabricated building erected in 1971 to British Rail's CLASP design.[1]

History[edit]

The main line of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway was opened in stages. The section between Rochester Bridge (then named Strood) and Bickley was opened on 3 December 1860;[2] but the station at Meopham opened later, on 6 May 1861.[3][4]

Service[edit]

The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service is

The typical Sunday service from the station is

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meopham". Kent Rail website. David Glasspool. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 327, 502. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  3. ^ Dendy Marshall & Kidner 1963, p. 524
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 158. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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Coordinates: 51°23′11.07″N 0°21′25.19″E / 51.3864083°N 0.3569972°E / 51.3864083; 0.3569972

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Longfield   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Sole Street