Teynham railway station

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Teynham National Rail
Teynham railway station platforms in 2009.jpg
View west towards Sittingbourne
Location
Place Teynham
Local authority Borough of Swale
Coordinates 51°20′00″N 0°48′29″E / 51.3333°N 0.808°E / 51.3333; 0.808Coordinates: 51°20′00″N 0°48′29″E / 51.3333°N 0.808°E / 51.3333; 0.808
Grid reference TQ956631
Operations
Station code TEY
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.121 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.107 million
2013/14 Increase 0.108 million
2014/15 Increase 0.117 million
2015/16 Increase 0.120 million
History
Original company East Kent Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
25 January 1858 Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Teynham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Teynham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Teynham, Kent. It is 47 miles 74 chains (77.1 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Sittingbourne and Faversham.

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

On the London-bound platform, there is a staffed booking office which is open only at certain times, as well as a passenger-operated self-service ticket machine issuing permits to travel.

History[edit]

The section of the East Kent Railway between Chatham and Faversham opened on 25 January 1858, and Teynham station opened with the line.[1][2]

The original two-storey brick built station was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by the prefabricated buildings popular at the time. A manually operated crossing to allow access to Railway Cottages to the north of the line was finally replaced with automatic gates during the upgrading of signalling in December 2011.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In December 1861, a passenger train was derailed due to elongation of the gap at a rail joint during cold weather.[3]

Services[edit]

Typical off-peak services are:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sittingbourne   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line
  Faversham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 326. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 228. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Kidner, R. W. (1977) [1963]. The South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Tarrant Hinton: The Oakwood Press. p. 89. 

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