Borough Green & Wrotham railway station

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Borough Green & Wrotham
National Rail
Borough Green Station 23-08-05.JPG
LocationBorough Green, Tonbridge and Malling
United Kingdom
Grid referenceTQ608574
Managed bySoutheastern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBRG
ClassificationDfT category D
Key dates
1 June 1874opened as Wrotham
18 June 1962renamed Borough Green & Wrotham
Passengers
2014/15Increase 0.416 million[1]
2015/16Increase 0.421 million[1]
2016/17Increase 0.441 million[1]
2017/18Decrease 0.432 million[1]
2018/19Increase 0.449 million[1]

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.

History[edit]

Wrotham station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone.[2] The station was later renamed Wrotham & Boro Green.[3] The goods yard had three sidings. One of them served a goods shed, another extended northwards to serve a Ragstone quarry.[4] A 5-ton capacity crane was provided.[5] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 9 September 1968.[6] East of the station, there was a private siding at Platt,[7] and a public siding at Offham. This closed on 6 September 1961.[3]

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.

View of the platforms

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kemsing
Otford on Sundays
  Southeastern
Maidstone East Line
  West Malling

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Historical Background.
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 52.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Borough Green and Wrotham.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 51.
  6. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 54.
  7. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1995, Illustration 56.

References[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1995). Swanley to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-873793-45-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°17′35″N 0°18′20″E / 51.29300°N 0.30564°E / 51.29300; 0.30564