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Pluckley railway station

Pluckley railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in England, serving the village of Pluckley, Kent, which is approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) to the north. It is 50 miles 35 chains (81.2 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Headcorn and Ashford International. The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

Pluckley National Rail
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Location
PlacePluckley
Local authorityBorough of Ashford
Grid referenceTQ922432
Operations
Station codePLC
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.109 million
2014/15Steady 0.109 million
2015/16Steady 0.109 million
2016/17Increase 0.111 million
2017/18Increase 0.114 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 December 1842 (1 December 1842)
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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 Pluckley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The ticket office is manned only on weekdays for five hours; at other times a ticket vending machine, located outside the station building on the 'down' (country-bound) side, suffices.

The station opened with this section of the line on 1 December 1842. Despite platform lengthening, the addition of a footbridge and the closure of the goods yard, it remains little changed and is the only survivor from the original SER stations. Its most distinctive feature is the staggered platforms, whereby the 'up' (London-bound) platform is almost wholly west of the eastbound platform (on which the station buildings are situated). The footbridge links the platforms.

ServicesEdit

As of May 2018 the typical off peak services from this station are:

There are also peak hour services to and from London Cannon Street

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Headcorn   Southeastern
South Eastern Main Line
  Ashford International

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