Selling railway station
Selling railway station in 2012
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Key dates||Opened 3 December 1860|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Selling from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Selling railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Selling, Kent. It is 55 miles 18 chains (88.9 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Faversham and Canterbury East.
The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
The station and the line on which it is located were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. Formerly an excellent example of country station architecture, it was destroyed by fire from unknown cause in the early 1990s, shortly before it was to be awarded listed building status. The signal box at the station end of the 'up' (London-bound) platform was closed and dismantled shortly afterwards. The box can today be seen in use at Eythorne railway station on the East Kent Railway.
The station was a filming location in the 1944 film A Canterbury Tale, where it was called "Chillingbourne". Charles Hawtrey (of the Carry On films) played the porter. The station now has few facilities.
The station is now unmanned but was staffed when run by British Rail and was APTIS-equipped until December 1992. Nowadays, a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine suffices. This issues 'Permits to Travel' and is situated at the entrance to the westbound platform.
The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South, and one train per hour to Dover Priory. Passengers also have the option of changing at Faversham for high speed services to London St Pancras via Strood.
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Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
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