Sheerness-on-Sea railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 June 1883||Opened|
|8 November 1914||Closed|
|2 January 1922||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
Train services are provided by Southeastern.
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, slower than the fastest 81mins, and off-peak half-hourly 94 mins to London St Pancras International 35 years later, which require a change.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
Since January 2015, Southeastern operate 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 Main Line. There are also two return services from London Victoria to Sheerness-on-Sea in the evening peak. These services do not stop at Swale.
There is also one very early morning train arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea that starts from Gillingham. This also uses the Western Junction to connect to the Sheerness Line from the Chatham Main Line. As a result, this service also does not stop at Sittingbourne although it does stop at Swale.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London to Sheerness peak hours only