West Malling railway station
West Malling railway station (sometimes shown as West Malling for Kings Hill) lies to the east of West Malling, Kent, England, and is close to Kings Hill, Larkfield and Leybourne. It is 34 miles 61 chains (55.9 km) down the line from London Victoria.
|Local authority||Tonbridge and Malling|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 June 1874||Opened as Malling|
|23 May 1949||Renamed West Malling|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Malling from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern.
Malling station opened on 1 June 1874, as part of the Maidstone Line from Swanley to Maidstone. It was renamed West Malling on 23 May 1949. The goods yard had four sidings, one of which served a goods shed. Freight facilities were withdrawn on 19 May 1964. The signal box closed on 9 December 1983.
The ticket office at the station is manned for most of the day. There are self-service Scheidt and Bachmann ticket machines on both platforms. A PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine was once located on Platform 1 for the issue of 'Permit to Travel' tickets (which are exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets) but this was withdrawn some years ago.
Nu-Venture bus 123 provides a regular link to/from Kings Hill (some journeys via West Malling) on Mondays to Fridays (not late evening). Through road-rail ticketing using Bus 123 is available to 'KINGS HILL BUS' from rail stations in SE England.
The 2015 typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 2 to London Victoria via Bromley South.
- 1 to Ashford International via Maidstone East.
- 1 to Canterbury West via Maidstone East
There are also peak services to London Blackfriars.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Borough Green & Wrotham||Southeastern
Maidstone East Line