Sheerness-on-Sea railway station

Sheerness-on-Sea railway station is on the Sheerness Line in north Kent, England, and serves the town of Sheerness. It is 51 miles 19 chains (82.5 km) down the line from London Victoria.

National Rail
Sheerness-on-Sea railway station in 2008.jpg
General information
LocationSheerness, Swale
Grid referenceTQ917748
Managed bySoutheastern
Other information
Station codeSSS
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1 June 1883Opened
8 November 1914Closed
2 January 1922Reopened
2017/18Increase 0.450 million
2018/19Decrease 0.440 million
2019/20Decrease 0.429 million
2020/21Decrease 0.133 million
2021/22Increase 0.332 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Train services are provided by Southeastern.


The station in 1987. A Class 423 can also be seen.

For a period up to 1973 hourly direct services to London Victoria left from platform 2. By 1978 direct services ran only in peak hours, the fastest taking 98mins to reach Victoria,[1] slower than the fastest 81mins, and off-peak half-hourly 94 mins to London St Pancras International 35 years later, which require a change.[2]

After the withdrawal of the Class 411 4-CEPs, services from August 1998 to December 2006 were operated by the Class 508. From the December 2006 timetable change, the two coach Class 466 were used. In 2019, in order to comply with accessibility requirements, the trains were replaced with Class 375 Electrostars, most commonly the 3-car variants.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 26 February 1971, a train formed of five 2HAP electric multiple units overran the buffers and demolished the station building. One person was killed and ten were injured.[3]


All services at Sheerness-on-Sea are operated by Southeastern using Class 375 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Sittingbourne, increasing to two trains per hour during the weekday peak hours.[4]

Connections with trains to London Victoria and London St Pancras International can be made by changing at Sittingbourne.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station


  1. ^ British Rail passenger timetable 2 May 1977 to 7 May 1978 Table 212.
  2. ^ National Rail timetable 2013.
  3. ^ Moody, G. T. (1979) [1957]. Southern Electric 1909-1979 (Fifth ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan Ltd. p. 212. ISBN 0 7110 0924 4.
  4. ^ Table 212 National Rail timetable, December 2021

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Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°45′31″E / 51.4410°N 0.7585°E / 51.4410; 0.7585