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Added beltring to the top ten least used stations in Kent
Latest Vlog uploaded 5th June 2021 – Along the railway line – Dunton Green
Beltring was opened in 1909 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway as Beltring and Banbridge halt. These small stations were put along the line mainly to serve small rural locations, which would only be served otherwise by local trams. Station buildings on such halts did not exist, but they did provide waiting shelters on … Continue reading Top Ten Least Used Stations In Kent : 3 – Beltring
Opened in 1987, Kemsing has always been a small unassuming station. With only two brick built shelters, it lacked a proper station building, due mainly to the fact that the surrounding population was small. The station certainly didn’t lack in goods facilities however, with a large six siding yard placed on the London bound side, … Continue reading Top Ten Least Used Stations In Kent : 4 – Kemsing
Opened in 1861 by the London Chatham and Dover railway, Bekesbourne is to be found on the Dover branch of the Chatham mainline. The station building was located on the London bound platform, and was similar to that at Shepherds Well. It had a goods shed located on the same side, albeit smaller than other … Continue reading Top Ten Least Used Stations In Kent : 5 – Bekesbourne
Opened in 1926, the station was opened to facilitate a reduction in lines between Ramsgate and Margate. The station was quite a lavish affair, identical to that at Broadstairs. The station platforms were reached by use of a covered walkway, which lead to a lift down to the platforms. The space for the lift can … Continue reading Top Ten Least Used Stations In Kent : 6 – Dumpton Park
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