Pluckley railway station

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Pluckley National Rail
Pluckley down side 16-07-07.JPG
Location
Place Pluckley
Local authority Borough of Ashford
Grid reference TQ922432
Operations
Station code PLC
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 0.102 million
2012/13 Increase 0.112 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.109 million
2014/15 Steady 0.109 million
2015/16 Steady 0.109 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 December 1842 (1 December 1842)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pluckley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pluckley railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving the village of Pluckley, Kent, which is approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) to the south. It is 50 miles 35 chains (81.2 km) down-line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Headcorn and Ashford International. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The ticket office is manned only on weekdays for five hours; at other times a ticket vending machine, located outside the station building on the 'down' (country-bound) side, suffices.

The station opened with this section of the line on 1 December 1842. Despite platform lengthening, the addition of a footbridge and the closure of the goods yard, it remains little changed and is the only survivor from the original SER stations. Its most distinctive feature is the staggered platforms, whereby the 'up' (London-bound) platform is almost wholly west of the eastbound platform (on which the station buildings are situated). The footbridge links the platforms.

Services[edit]

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

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Headcorn   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  Ashford International

References[edit]

  1. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 207

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 51°09′22″N 0°44′49″E / 51.156°N 0.747°E / 51.156; 0.747