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New Hythe railway station is on the Medway Valley Line in Kent, England, serving the village of New Hythe. It is 38 miles 3 chains (61.2 km) down the line from London Charing Cross via Strood and is situated between Snodland and Aylesford. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

New Hythe National Rail
New Hythe railway station in 2005.jpg
Location
PlaceNew Hythe
Local authorityTonbridge and Malling
Grid referenceTQ711599
Operations
Station codeNHE
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 90,614
2014/15Increase 0.109 million
2015/16Decrease 0.108 million
2016/17Increase 0.125 million
2017/18Increase 0.162 million
History
Key datesOpened 9 December 1929 (9 December 1929)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Hythe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The APTIS-equipped ticket office, in a 1930s building on the northbound platform, closed in September 1989 and subsequently became derelict. In 2007, a PERTIS (Permit to Travel) ticket machine was installed at the entrance to the northbound platform.

HistoryEdit

Although the line between Strood and Maidstone, on which New Hythe lies, was completed in 1856, the station was not opened until 9 December 1929, when New Hythe Halt, a timber-built halt, was opened to serve the huge paper mill complex which had been established beside the line. The present, more substantial station was constructed in 1936, and the line was electrified in 1939.[1]

ServicesEdit

All train services are provided by Southeastern, who also manage the station. The typical off-peak service from New Hythe is two trains per hour to Maidstone West, with alternate trains extended to Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and two trains an hour to Strood, for connections to London.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kidner 1985, p. 52.
  • Kidner, R.W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Headington, Oxford: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-321-4.

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