Rochester Bridge railway station

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Rochester Bridge
Rochester Bridge station (1960s).JPG
Location
Place Rochester
Area Borough of Medway
Grid reference TQ739690
Operations
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway[1]
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Platforms 2
History
3 Dec 1860 Opened as Strood[1]
1 Apr 1861 Renamed Rochester Bridge
1 Nov 1861 Renamed Rochester and Strood
Mar 1892 Renamed Rochester Bridge (Strood)
Jan 1905 Renamed Rochester Bridge
1 Jan 1917 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Rochester Bridge railway station served Rochester and Strood in Kent, England.

It was opened as Strood by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway in 1860. After several name changes and the merger of the LC&DR into the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, it closed as Rochester Bridge in 1917. It lay derelict until it was demolished in the late 1960s in preparation for widening of the A2 road, which opened in 1970, its bridge of the River Medway using the piers of the southern span of the railway bridge.

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
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Sole Street
Line closed, station open
  Chatham Main Line   Rochester
Line closed, station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. pp. 198, 223. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 

Coordinates: 51°23′39″N 0°29′55″E / 51.3942°N 0.4986°E / 51.3942; 0.4986