- Sheerness Line
The Sheerness Line connects
Sheernesson the Isle of Sheppeyin Kentwith Sittingbourneon the mainland, and with the Chatham Main Linefor trains to Londonand elsewhere in Kent. It opened on 19 July 1860.
The connection to Sittingbourne faces away from London, and most trains on the line run as shuttles between the station and Sheerness - there are, however, a few through trains which run directly between Newington station and Kemsley.
Swale station is earmarked for closure. It currently receives an off-peak service of a train every thirty minutes in either direction, but this is due to be reduced to either one train a week or the station to be closed altogether.
There was a branch line from
Queenboroughto Leysdown, opened in 1901 and closed 1950 - see the Sheppey Light Railway.
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