National Rail
LocationBekesbourne, City of Canterbury
Grid referenceTR189560
Managed bySoutheastern
Other information
Station codeBKS
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened22 July 1861
2015/16Decrease 28,550
2016/17Decrease 26,288
2017/18Increase 31,576
2018/19Decrease 25,546
2019/20Decrease 24,474
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Bekesbourne railway station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, and serves the villages of Bekesbourne and Patrixbourne, Kent. It is 64 miles 58 chains (104.2 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Canterbury East and Adisham.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern. It is unstaffed.

The station and the line it serves were built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and opened on 22 July 1861. The platforms are linked by a footbridge. The country-bound platform is accessible by public footpath. Nearby is a viaduct over the Nailbourne Stream, a tributary of the River Stour.

The station in 1963
The station in 1963


Bekesbourne station is unstaffed and facilities are limited. Tickets can be purchased from the self-service ticket machine at the station and there are passenger help points located on each platforms. There is also a basic shelter located on each platform.

There is also a small chargeable car park located at the station, operated by Saba Parking.[1]

Step-free access is available to both of the platforms at Bekesbourne.[2]


All services at Bekesbourne are operated by Southeastern using Class 375 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

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  1. ^ "Bekesbourne Station Car Park". Saba Parking, September 2020.
  2. ^ "Bekesbourne Station Information". Southeastern, September 2020.
  3. ^ "Timetable 2: London to Medway Towns, Ramsgate and Dover" (PDF). Southeastern, September 2020.

Coordinates: 51°15′40″N 1°08′13″E / 51.261°N 1.137°E / 51.261; 1.137