Sheerness-on-Sea railway station

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Sheerness-on-Sea National Rail
Sheerness-on-Sea railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceSheerness
Local authoritySwale
Grid referenceTQ917748
Operations
Station codeSSS
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.390 million
2014/15Increase 0.396 million
2015/16Increase 0.404 million
2016/17Increase 0.433 million
2017/18Increase 0.450 million
History
1 June 1883Opened
8 November 1914Closed
2 January 1922Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

Sheerness-on-Sea railway station is on the Sheerness Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Sheerness. It is 51 miles 19 chains (82.5 km) down the line from London Victoria.

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 4-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.

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 National Rail Following station
SoutheasternTerminus
Southeastern
London to Sheerness peak hours only
Terminus

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.

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