Wateringbury railway station

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Wateringbury National Rail
WateringburyRailwayStation.jpg
Location
PlaceWateringbury
Local authorityTonbridge and Malling
Coordinates51°14′57″N 0°25′21″E / 51.2493°N 0.4225°E / 51.2493; 0.4225Coordinates: 51°14′57″N 0°25′21″E / 51.2493°N 0.4225°E / 51.2493; 0.4225
Grid referenceTQ691528
Operations
Station codeWTR
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 49,796
2014/15Decrease 47,976
2015/16Decrease 47,302
2016/17Increase 48,084
2017/18Increase 55,808
History
Key datesOpened 25 September 1844 (25 September 1844)
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 Wateringbury from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Wateringbury railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England, serving the village of Wateringbury. It is 39 miles 77 chains (64.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross via Paddock Wood and is situated between Yalding and East Farleigh. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

The station building, regarded as one of the finest Tudor-style stations in the country, was listed at Grade II in 1985.[1]

The APTIS-equipped ticket office in this building (on the northbound platform) closed in 1989; the building has remained disused for many years, though is in reasonable condition. In 2007, a PERTIS permit to travel ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the northbound platform.

The signal box, which was Grade II listed in 2013[2] remains to control the level crossing.

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The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and one train an hour to Strood. Connections to London are available at either of these two stations, or by changing at Maidstone Barracks and walking to Maidstone East.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
East Farleigh   Southeastern
Medway Valley Line
  Yalding
Disused railways
Teston Halt   British Rail
Southern Region

Medway Valley Line
  Yalding

The station is mentioned in 'Hop Picking Diary' by George Orwell.

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