Shepherds Well railway station

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Shepherds Well National Rail
Shepherds Well Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceShepherdswell
Local authorityDistrict of Dover
Coordinates51°11′17″N 1°13′47″E / 51.188194°N 1.229722°E / 51.188194; 1.229722Coordinates: 51°11′17″N 1°13′47″E / 51.188194°N 1.229722°E / 51.188194; 1.229722
Grid referenceTR257481
Operations
Station codeSPH
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 44,030
2014/15Decrease 43,014
2015/16Decrease 40,912
2016/17Increase 45,032
2017/18Increase 48,354
History
Key datesOpened 22 July 1861 (22 July 1861)
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 Shepherds Well from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Shepherds Well railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and serves the village of Shepherdswell, Kent. It is 71 miles 60 chains (115.5 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Snowdown and Kearsney.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

It appears in the timetable and online enquiry systems as "Shepherds Well" but the platform signs read "Shepherdswell". It is adjacent to the terminus of the East Kent heritage line, which is spelt as one word: Shepherdswell.

The booking office in the station building on the country-bound platform is open only for very limited hours on Mondays to Fridays mornings but a Permit To Travel ticket machine (also on the country-bound platform) caters for out-of-hours ticketing.

The station and the line it serves were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway.

Services[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Snowdown   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Dover Branch
  Kearsney
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Terminus   East Kent Railway   Eythorne