Otford railway station

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Otford National Rail
Otford Railway Station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceOtford
Local authorityDistrict of Sevenoaks
Grid referenceTQ532593
Operations
Station codeOTF
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.368 million
– Interchange Increase 39,390
2014/15Increase 0.381 million
– Interchange Increase 47,393
2015/16Increase 0.388 million
– Interchange Decrease 32,896
2016/17Increase 0.408 million
– Interchange Increase 49,395
2017/18Increase 0.426 million
– Interchange Increase 54,884
History
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 June 1874Otford Junction opened
1 November 1880Otford Junction closed
1 August 1882Otford opened
1904Renamed Otford Junction
7 July 1929Renamed Otford
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Otford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Otford railway station serves Otford in Kent. It is 24 miles 6 chains (38.7 km) down the line from London Victoria. Train services are provided by Southeastern and Thameslink.

History[edit]

The first station at Otford opened on 1 June 1874. It was located at the point where the lines to Bat & Ball and Maidstone diverge (TQ534584). It was purely an exchange station, with no access for the villagers of Otford. The station closed on 1 November 1880.[1] The current Otford station opened on 1 August 1882. It was renamed Otford Junction in 1904, reverting to its original name on 7 July 1929.[2] The station had two through platforms and a bay platform, which was used by shuttle trains to Sevenoaks (Tubs Hill).[3] The yard had two sidings, one of which served a goods shed.[4] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 7 May 1962.[5]

Services[edit]

As of May 2018 the typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service from the station is:


The Sunday service from the station is

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Swanley   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Kemsing
Shoreham   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Bat & Ball

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Otford Junction.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 27.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 30.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Otford.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 34.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1994). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°18′47″N 0°11′49″E / 51.313°N 0.197°E / 51.313; 0.197