Otford railway station

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For the station in Australia, see Otford railway station, New South Wales.
Otford National Rail
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Location
Place Otford
Local authority District of Sevenoaks
Grid reference TQ532593
Operations
Station code OTF
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 Decrease 0.385 million
– Interchange  Increase 37,810
2012/13 Decrease 0.368 million
– Interchange  Increase 38,034
2013/14 Increase 0.368 million
– Interchange  Increase 39,390
2014/15 Increase 0.381 million
– Interchange  Increase 47,393
2015/16 Increase 0.388 million
– Interchange  Decrease 32,896
History
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 June 1874 Otford Junction opened
1 November 1880 Otford Junction closed
1 August 1882 Otford opened
1904 Renamed Otford Junction
7 July 1929 Renamed Otford
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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.
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Otford railway station serves Otford in Kent. 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to Sevenoaks (Tubs Hill).[3] The yard had two sidings, one of which served a goods shed.[4] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 7 May 1962.[5]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]

From Monday 23 March 2009, most of the stopping train services to/from Blackfriars were extended (resuming a service pattern from the 1980s) across Central London via the 'Thameslink' route, serving City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras International and Kentish Town, with some peak services extended to St Albans, Luton and Bedford.

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
Shoreham   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Kemsing
Borough Green and Wrotham
on Sundays
  Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line
  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