Sturry railway station

Sturry railway station is a railway station Kent, England, serving Sturry and Fordwich on the Ashford to Ramsgate line in Kent. It is 2+14 miles (3.6 km) north east of Canterbury West, and lies either side of a level crossing. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

Sturry
National Rail
Sturry railway station.JPG
Station platforms, signal box, and level crossing
LocationSturry, Canterbury
England
Grid referenceTR177603
Managed bySoutheastern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSTU
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1 June 1847Opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase 78,546
2016/17Increase 84,030
2017/18Increase 86,096
2018/19Increase 95,310
2019/20Increase 98,754
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Location and facilitiesEdit

The station is north of Sturry village. It is also the nearest station to the town of Fordwich.[1]

The two platforms are staggered and are either side of the A28 road which passes through a central level crossing. The A291 road to Herne Bay is also near the station.[2] Platform 1 provides services towards Canterbury West, Ashford International and London. Platform 2 provides services towards Ramsgate and Margate. This platform also has a part-time staffed booking office and ticket machines.[3]

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 1 June 1847 [4] It was on the line from Canterbury West to Ramsgate, which had opened on 13 April the previous year.[5][6] A booking office was added in 1851.[7]

In 1887, the station was renamed Sturry for Herne Bay. It reverted to its original name around 1898.[5]

The line through the station was electrified in 1962, with new services starting on 18 June.[6]

ServicesEdit

All services at Sturry are operated by Southeastern. Off-peak services are run using Class 375 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[8]

In the peaks, there are a few additional services to/from London Charing Cross via Ashford International and Tonbridge.

There is also one early morning service to London St Pancras International running via High Speed 1 from Ashford International. This service departs at 05:12 and is operated using a Class 395 Javelin.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Southeastern
Disused railways
Canterbury West   British Rail
Southern Region

Ashford to Ramsgate Line
  Chislet Colliery Halt

ReferencesEdit

Citations

  1. ^ "Sturry". thetrainline.com. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Sturry railway station". Google Maps. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Sturry (STU)". National Rail. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ Gray 1990, p. 246.
  5. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 223.
  6. ^ a b McCarthy & McCarthy 2007, p. 53.
  7. ^ Gray 1990, p. 247.
  8. ^ Table 207 National Rail timetable, May 2020

Sources

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Gray, Adrian (1990). South Eastern Railway. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-0-906520-85-7.
  • McCarthy, Colin; McCarthy, David (2007). Railways of Britain : Kent and Sussex. Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-3222-4.

Coordinates: 51°18′03.8″N 1°07′20″E / 51.301056°N 1.12222°E / 51.301056; 1.12222