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Broadstairs railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the seaside town of Broadstairs, Kent. It is 77 miles 9 chains (124 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Margate and Dumpton Park.

Broadstairs National Rail
Broadstairs Railway.jpg
View of Main Platform
Location
PlaceBroadstairs
Local authorityDistrict of Thanet
Grid referenceTR391679
Operations
Station codeBSR
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.580 million
2014/15Increase 0.606 million
2015/16Increase 0.663 million
2016/17Increase 0.710 million
2017/18Increase 0.764 million
History
Key datesOpened 5 October 1863 (5 October 1863)
National RailUK 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 estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broadstairs from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
View NNW, towards Margate in 1963. Crampton Tower on the left

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

Trains to London can run either way through the station, depending on the route either via Margate or Ramsgate.

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HistoryEdit

 
Broadstairs station under British Rail with two 4 CEPs in 'Jaffa cake' livery in 1990.

The station opened on 5 October 1863.[1]

A high-speed service to London St Pancras began on 13 December 2009. In 2015, a woman was killed by a train at the station, in what was believed to have been a suicide.[2]

ServicesEdit

As of December 2015 the typical off-peak service from the station is:


Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Margate   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Dumpton Park
Margate   Southeastern
High Speed 1
St Pancras International to St Pancras International Circular
  Ramsgate
Margate   Southeastern
High Speed 1
London-Margate via Ashford
  Ramsgate
Disused railways
Margate East
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Ramsgate Harbour
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 45. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Collins, Julia (11 August 2015). "Woman dies at Broadstairs rail station after being hit by train". kentonline.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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