Hoo Junction

Hoo Junction is a rail yard on the North Kent Line, operated by EWS.

The yard is situated between Gravesend and Higham, at the junction with the freight only single track line to the Hoo Peninsula (the Hundred of Hoo Railway). An up and down staff halt station, Hoo Junction Staff Halt is situated within the yard. The yard is visible from passing passenger trains.

Layout

Hoo Junction consists of both up and down yards either side of the East - West main line, with the single track freight line sharing the entrance to the down yard as it exits to the north east.

The up yard (to the south of the main line) consists of 14 sidings and 3 through tracks, with other ancillary sidings. The down yard (to the north of the main line) consists of 10 sidings and 3 through tracks. Some sidings in the down yard have been taken up.

Westinghouse Rail Systems have buildings adjacent to the north perimter of the yard.

Traffic

The yard re-marshals wagon traffic passing on the main line as well as wagons from the peninsula freight line. The majority of traffic handled is aggregate wagons, although steel strip carriers are also present. Infrastructure units and ballast trains also use the yard. Container traffic from Thamesport passes through the yard non stop.

ee also

* Rail transport in Great Britain

External links

* Geo Links

* [http://www.semgonline.com/location/hoojunc_01.html Sketch ] of Hoo Junction track plan
* [http://www.kentrail.co.uk/kent_infrastructure_index.htm Kent Rail] website detailing the operations of Hoo Junction


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