Marden railway station
Marden Marden station Location Place Marden Local authority Maidstone Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code MRN Managed by Southeastern Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 0.226 million 2005/06 * 0.237 million 2006/07 * 0.233 million 2007/08 * 0.273 million 2008/09 * 0.286 million History 31 August 1842 Opened National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Marden from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year. Marden, 1951Legend to Paddock Wood Pattenden Lane (single slip) B2079 to Maidstone To Staplehurst Legend Running line Sidings
The ticket office, staffed for part of the day, is located in a modern building on London-bound platform 1. A PERTIS permit-to-travel ticket machine is located by the ticket office/platform entrance.
At 20:42 on 4 January 1969 there was a collision between a down electric passenger train (formed of 2 x 4CEP units) and a down parcels train to the west of Marden station. Four people were killed. The cause was the driver of the passenger train missing a signal in fog and passing it at danger. Local farmer David Winch of Brook Farm, along with his employees, worked for fourteen hours assisting in the rescue operation. They used their tractors and trailers to ferry the injured across muddy fields from the crash site to waiting ambulances. The ambulance officer in charge at the time, Stanley Skinner, was awarded a BEM in recognition of his role.
As of May 2010 typical off peak services from this station are:
- 2tph (trains per hour) to London Charing Cross
- 1tph to Dover Priory and Canterbury West (dividing at Ashford International)
- 1tph to Ramsgate via Dover and Canterbury, dividing at Ashford
Preceding station National Rail Following station Paddock Wood Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
- Eyewitness account of the 1969 train crash.
- Signal box diagram, 1951
- Marden on navigable 1940 OS map
Marden Locations in the
parish of Marden
BuildingsChurch · Marden Mill · Marden station BusinessesKent Air Ambulance EventsFarman Goliath crash · Train crash Military People 1. Located mostly within Staplehurst, but partly in Marden
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