Port Victoria railway station

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Port Victoria
Port Victoria Station.JPG
Location
Place Port Victoria
Area Medway
Coordinates 51°25′55″N 0°42′10″E / 51.4320°N 0.7027°E / 51.4320; 0.7027Coordinates: 51°25′55″N 0°42′10″E / 51.4320°N 0.7027°E / 51.4320; 0.7027
Grid reference TQ878738
Operations
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 1
History
11 September 1882 Opened
1931 resited
11 June 1951 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Port Victoria railway station is a disused station in Kent, United Kingdom which opened on 11 September 1882 and closed in 1951. It was located at the head of a 400-foot (120 m) long timber pier reaching in the River Medway estuary.

The pier was discovered to be in need of repairs in 1896, and had also been damaged by a storm in November of that year. Between 1900–1903, the station was heavily used, as owing to a fire Queenborough pier was unavailable for use. During World War I the Admiralty took over Port Victoria. In 1916, the railway along the pier was shortened to 93 feet (28 m) and a new station building provided, the old one being demolished. By 1931 further deterioration of the pier made it unsafe and a new station was built on the landward side.[1] The train service by this time being just two passenger services per day. In 1941 the pier was demolished and the station closed on 11 June 1951.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sharnal Street   1882-01-11 to 1898-12-31
SER
Hundred of Hoo Railway
  Terminus
Sharnal Street   1899-01-01 to 1906-06-30
SECR
Hundred of Hoo Railway
  Terminus
Grain Crossing Halt   1906-07-01 to 1922-12-31
SECR
Hundred of Hoo Railway
  Terminus
Grain Crossing Halt   1923-01-01 to 1947-12-31
SR
Hundred of Hoo Railway
  Terminus
Grain Crossing Halt   1948-01-01 to 1951-06-10
BR(S)
Hundred of Hoo Railway
  Terminus

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