Sandwich railway station

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Sandwich National Rail
Train at Sandwich railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Sandwich
Local authority Dover
Grid reference TR332576
Operations
Station code SDW
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.359 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.261 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.250 million
2014/15 Increase 0.257 million
2015/16 Increase 0.287 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1847[1] (1 July 1847[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandwich from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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A 1945 Ordnance Survey of Sandwich showing the location of the station

Sandwich railway station serves Sandwich in Kent, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Southeastern. The station is 8 14 miles (13.3 km) south of Ramsgate on the Kent Coast Line.

The station lost its last dedicated stationmaster (Mr Newton) in the mid-1960s. There was formerly quite an extensive goods yard adjoining the station but by the 1960s this had become disused and is now completely built over by a small housing estate.[citation needed]

Until 1967 a service operated between Sandwich and Birkenhead Woodside via Ashford, Redhill, Reading, Oxford, Birmingham Snow Hill and Shrewsbury. The stock was provided on alternate days by successors to the Southern Railway and the Great Western being the Southern Region and the Western Region under British Rail. At Ashford a portion from Margate was attached/detached, likewise a Brighton portion at Redhill.

Services[edit]

As of December 2011 the typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Ramsgate and one train per hour to London Charing Cross via Folkestone Central and Sevenoaks, increased to half-hourly during peak hours. Also there are three services daily to London St Pancras via Dover and High Speed 1, taking approximately 90 minutes. There are two return services from St Pancras each evening.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Deal   Southeastern
Kent Coast Line
  Ramsgate
  Southeastern
Kent Coast Line
Restricted Service
  Minster
  Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Sandwich
(Peak only)
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ Table 207 National Rail timetable, December 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°16′12″N 1°20′35″E / 51.270°N 1.343°E / 51.270; 1.343