Tenterden Town railway station

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Tenterden Town
Tenterden Town Station.jpg
Location
Place Tenterden
Area Ashford, Kent
Coordinates 51°04′12″N 0°41′06″E / 51.06997°N 0.68487°E / 51.06997; 0.68487Coordinates: 51°04′12″N 0°41′06″E / 51.06997°N 0.68487°E / 51.06997; 0.68487
Grid reference TQ882335
Operations
Managed by KESR
Owned by Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1 (formerly 2)
History
1903 Opened
4 January 1954 Closed to passengers
June 1961 Closed to freight
3 February 1974 Station reopened
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Tenterden Town railway station is a heritage railway station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden, Kent, England.

When the railway line first opened in 1900, Rolvenden Station was known as "Tenterden". Its name was changed when the line extended north three years later and a station closer to Tenterden was constructed. The new Tenterden Town station opened on 16 March 1903.[1] The line closed for regular passenger services on 4 January 1954[1] and all traffic in 1961. It reopened on 3 February 1974[1] under the aegis of the Tenterden Railway Company which bought the line between Tenterden and Bodiam. The station now houses the KESR's Carriage and Wagon works, and the Colonel Stephens Museum is located nearby.

Last Day of service in 1954

Services[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Kent and East Sussex Railway   Rolvenden
Disused railways
Tenterden St. Michael's   British Railways
Southern Region

Kent and East Sussex Railway
  Rolvenden

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 227. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.