Lenham railway station

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Lenham National Rail
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Location
Place Lenham
Local authority Maidstone
Grid reference TQ891518
Operations
Station code LEN
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*
2004/05  0.153 million
2005/06 Increase 0.165 million
2006/07 Increase 0.168 million
2007/08 Increase 0.193 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.176 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.132 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.117 million
2011/12 Increase 0.125 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.114 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.104 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1884 (1 July 1884)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lenham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lenham railway station serves Lenham in Kent, England. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern. It was built by Christopher John Townsend.[citation needed]

History

Lenham station opened on 1 July 1884 as part of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway's extension of the line from Maidstone to Ashford West.[1] The goods yard comprised four sidings on the down side and one on the up side. One of the down sidings served a goods shed.[2] In 1961, loops were installed in both directions. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 6 January 1969.[3] Although a new signal box was provided in 1961, it closed on 28 May 1984.[4]

The ticket office is manned only during part of the day; at other times a PERTIS 'permit to travel' machine, located outside the station building on the 'down' side, suffices.

A new footbridge replaced the life-expired concrete footbridge spanning the tracks here, completed in early 2010.

Services

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train per hour to Ashford International and one train per hour to London Victoria via Maidstone East. There is also a peak hour service via Thameslink across London, serving City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International before travelling onto Bedford.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Harrietsham   Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  Charing

References

  1. Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  2. Mitchell & Smith 1995, Lenham.
  3. Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 101.
  4. Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 102.
Sources
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1 873793 45 6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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