Sheerness-on-Sea railway station

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Sheerness-on-Sea National Rail
Sheerness-on-Sea railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Sheerness
Local authority Swale
Grid reference TQ917748
Operations
Station code SSS
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 Decrease 0.474 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.411 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.390 million
2014/15 Increase 0.396 million
2015/16 Increase 0.404 million
History
1 June 1883 Opened
8 November 1914 Closed
2 January 1922 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sheerness-on-Sea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sheerness-on-Sea railway station is on the Sheerness Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Sheerness. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

History[edit]

The station in 1987. A Class 423 can also be seen.

For a period up to 1973 hourly direct services to London Victoria left from platform 2. By 1978 direct services ran only in peak hours, the fastest taking 98mins to reach Victoria,[1] slower than the fastest 81mins, and off-peak half-hourly 94 mins to London St Pancras International 35 years later, which require a change.[2]

After the withdrawal of the Class 411 Ceps, services from August 1998 to December 2006 were operated by the Class 508. From the December 2006 timetable change, the two coach Class 466 are used.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 26 February 1971, a train formed of five 2HAP electric multiple units overran the buffers and demolished the station building. One person was killed and ten were injured.[3]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour to Sittingbourne, for connections to London. Most services use Platform 1.

Since January 2015, Southeastern operates two direct services from Sheerness-on-Sea to London Victoria in the morning peak. These services do not stop at Sittingbourne by using the third side of a triangle junction (Western Junction) that links the Sheerness Line to the west bound Chatham Mainline. There are also two return services from London Victoria to Sheerness-on-Sea in the evening peak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Rail passenger timetable 2 May 1977 to 7 May 1978 Table 212.
  2. ^ National Rail timetable 2013.
  3. ^ Moody, G. T. (1979) [1957]. Southern Electric 1909-1979 (Fifth ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan Ltd. p. 212. ISBN 0 7110 0924 4. 
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Queenborough   Southeastern
Sheerness Line
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°45′31″E / 51.4410°N 0.7585°E / 51.4410; 0.7585