Richborough Castle Halt railway station

Richborough Castle Halt was a minor station on the Kent Coast Line. It opened in 1918 for military use. Public services began in 1933, lasting until 1939 when the halt was closed.

Richborough Castle Halt
LocationSandwich, Kent
Coordinates51°17′34″N 1°20′00″E / 51.2929°N 1.3334°E / 51.2929; 1.3334Coordinates: 51°17′34″N 1°20′00″E / 51.2929°N 1.3334°E / 51.2929; 1.3334
Other information
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern & Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
29 June 1918Opened for military use
19 June 1933Opened to public services
11 September 1939Closed


Richborough Castle Halt was originally built for military use. It opened on 29 June 1918.[1] The halt had two platforms, one of which was equipped with a shelter.[2] On 19 June 1933, it opened to public services. The halt was closed on 11 September 1939.[1]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sandwich   Southern Railway
Kent Coast line
  Ebbsfleet and Cliffsend Halt
Sandwich   Southern Railway
Ashford to Ramsgate line


  1. ^ a b Kidner 1985, p. 53.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1990, Illustration 68.
  • Kidner, R. W. (1985). Southern Railway Halts. Survey and Gazetteer. Oxford: Headington Press.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1990). Dover to Ramsgate. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-78-9.