Borough Green & Wrotham railway station
|Location||Borough Green, Tonbridge and Malling|
|Classification||DfT category D|
|1 June 1874||opened as Wrotham|
|18 June 1962||renamed Borough Green & Wrotham|
Borough Green & Wrotham railway station is located in Borough Green in Kent, England. It is 29 miles 46 chains (47.6 km) down the line from London Victoria. Train services are provided by Southeastern.
Wrotham station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone. The station was later renamed Wrotham & Boro Green. The goods yard had three sidings. One of them served a goods shed, another extended northwards to serve a Ragstone quarry. A 5-ton capacity crane was provided. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 9 September 1968. East of the station, there was a private siding at Platt, and a public siding at Offham. This closed on 6 September 1961.
In Spring 2008, the concrete footbridge spanning the tracks to link the platforms was condemned and replaced by a new bridge immediately to the west.
The ticket office in the 'down side' station building is manned for part of the day. At other times, a passenger-operated ticket machine, installed in the mid-2000s at the station entrance, suffices.
The typical off-peak service from the station is
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Otford on Sundays
Maidstone East Line
- Annual estimated intercity rail passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 52.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Borough Green and Wrotham.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 51.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 54.
- Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 56.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-873793-45-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)