Sheerness-on-Sea railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|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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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 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.
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