Rainham (Kent) railway station

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Rainham 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 3
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 1.702 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.693 million
2013/14 Increase 1.716 million
2014/15 Increase 1.722 million
2015/16 Increase 1.776 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 from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rainham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Rainham, Kent. It is 38 miles 74 chains (62.6 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Gillingham and Newington.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern. The station has three platforms.[2]

In official literature it is shown as Rainham (Kent) in order to distinguish it from the station of the same name in Greater London.

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
Goods station
Rochester Common
Rochester(2015–)
Rochester(1892–2015)
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
  Sittingbourne

Update[edit]

As part of the rebuild of Rochester Station, a new Up Bay Platform has been added.[3]
Trains are now able to use this new platform as the East Kent Resignalling Project has been completed. At present, only a couple of trains use it in the evening rush hour.

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 978-1-85260-508-7. 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