Sandling railway station

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Sandling National Rail
Sandling Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceSandling
Local authorityFolkestone & Hythe
Grid referenceTR148368
Operations
Station codeSDG
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 107,156
2014/15Decrease 107,080
2015/16Decrease 98,500
2016/17Decrease 93,456
2017/18Decrease 86,542
History
Key datesOpened 1 January 1888 (1 January 1888)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandling from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sandling railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving the village of Sandling and the town of Hythe, Kent. It is 65 miles 36 chains (105.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Westenhanger and Folkestone West. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The ticket office is manned only during part of the day; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station building on the 'up' side, suffices.

It is the closest station to Saltwood Castle (where Alan Clark lived until his death) and it is frequently mentioned in the Alan Clark Diaries. In 1960, the station was allocated a camping coach converted from a Pullman car, which was fitted with a full kitchen, two sleeping compartments and a room with two single beds.[1]

Originally it opened as Sandling Junction and had four platforms. The up branch platform was closed when the line to Sandgate was cut back to Hythe and the branch line singled in 1931. When the line to Hythe was closed in 1951 the down branch platform was closed. Subsequently, the station was renamed Sandling for Hythe. In 2010 the disused branch platform is still in situ.

Services[edit]

As of September 2016 the typical off peak services from this station are:

  • 1tph to London Charing Cross
  • 1tph to Dover Priory[2]
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Westenhanger   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  Folkestone West
Disused railways
Westenhanger   British Rail
Southern Region

Sandgate Branch
  Hythe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pullman Cars as Camping Coaches". Railway Magazine. 107 (711): 449–450. July 1960.
  2. ^ Network Rail Timetable January 2015: Table 207

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°05′24″N 1°03′58″E / 51.090°N 1.066°E / 51.090; 1.066