Rainham (Kent) railway station

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Rainham (Kent) National Rail
London train pulls into Rainham Station - geograph.org.uk - 1241933.jpg
Location
Place Rainham
Local authority Borough of Medway
Coordinates 51°21′59″N 0°36′41″E / 51.366411°N 0.611328°E / 51.366411; 0.611328Coordinates: 51°21′59″N 0°36′41″E / 51.366411°N 0.611328°E / 51.366411; 0.611328
Grid reference TQ818662
Operations
Station code RAI
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   1.653 million
2005/06 Increase 1.689 million
2006/07 Increase 1.783 million
2007/08 Increase 1.825 million
2008/09 Increase 1.842 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.677 million
2010/11 Increase 1.704 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.702 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.693 million
History
25 Jan 1858[1] Opened as
Rainham and Newington
1 Aug 1862 Renamed Rainham
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rainham (Kent) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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See also: Medway Towns railway map

Rainham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in north Kent, between Gillingham and Newington. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

Rainham station is 38 miles and 1694 yards from London Victoria, according to the mileage sign on the footbridge.

Ticket barriers are in operation, but there is a gate on the eastbound platform that is sometimes open.

The station currently has two platforms, with a third due to be opened by Winter 2015.[2]

Services[edit]

Medway Towns
North Kent Line (& High Speed)
to London Bridge & St Pancras
Chatham Main Line
to Victoria & Blackfriars
Medway Valley Line
to Maidstone
Halling
Cuxton
Strood
Rochester Bridge | Strood (1st)
Rochester Bridge
Rochester Common
Rochester
Chatham Central
River Medway
Chatham
Gillingham
Rainham
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham, Dover and Ramsgate

Typical off-peak services are:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gillingham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Newington
Gillingham   Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Broadstairs
  Sittingbourne

Future[edit]

As part of the rebuild of Rochester Station, it is proposed that Rainham will inherit an additional platform. [3]

Building works for this new station were begun towards the end of 2014. There is also a proposed new high speed train and track coming through Rainham to shorten the journey time for commuters between Dover and London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ "Planning permission for new Rochester station". Southeastern Railway. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Network Rail unveils plans for new railway station in Rochester, UK". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rainham (Kent) railway station at Wikimedia Commons