Dartford railway station


Dartford railway station
Dartford National Rail
Dartford station building.JPG
Location
Place Dartford
Local authority Dartford
Operations
Station code DFD
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   2.894 million
2005/06 * increase 2.963 million
2006/07 * increase 3.147 million
2007/08 * increase 3.311 million
2008/09 * decrease 3.213 million
History
Opened 30 July 1849 (30 July 1849)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dartford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Dartford railway station serves the town of Dartford in Kent, England. All train services from the station are operated by Southeastern, which also manages the station. Dartford is a major interchange station in the North Kent region of the Southeastern network.

The station is the nodal point for three lines from London:

The first station was opened here by the South Eastern Railway it extended its North Kent Line from Gravesend on 30 July 1849, taking the line from there to London. The original station building had an Italianate design; this has now been replaced by a modern, more efficient ticket office complex using glass and metal. A footbridge leads across the line to the two island platforms, which are capable of a very large number of train movements during a working day. There are four carriage sidings at the country end of the station.

British Transport Police maintain a neighbourhood policing presence at Dartford.[1]

This station is where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards bumped into each other by chance, an event that would result in the formation of The Rolling Stones.[2][3]

Contents

Services

From 19 December 2009

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Gallery

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Slade Green   Southeastern
North Kent Line
  Stone Crossing
Crayford   Southeastern
Dartford Loop Line
  Terminus
Barnehurst Southeastern
Bexleyheath Line

References

  1. ^ British Transport Police, London South Area
  2. ^ Victor Bockris, Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography - Page 21, 2002, Omnibus Press, ISBN 0711988684
  3. ^ Christopher Sandford, Keith Richards: Satisfaction - Page 174, 2004, Carroll & Graf Publishers, ISBN 0786713682

External links

Coordinates: 51°26′51″N 0°13′09″E / 51.4475°N 0.2193°E / 51.4475; 0.2193


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