National Rail
LocationNewington, Swale
Coordinates51°21′12.20″N 0°40′5.24″E / 51.3533889°N 0.6681222°E / 51.3533889; 0.6681222Coordinates: 51°21′12.20″N 0°40′5.24″E / 51.3533889°N 0.6681222°E / 51.3533889; 0.6681222
Grid referenceTQ858649
Managed bySoutheastern
Other information
Station codeNGT
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
25 January 1858Line opened
1 August 1862 (1862-08-01)Station opened
2015/16Decrease 0.133 million
2016/17Increase 0.134 million
2017/18Increase 0.139 million
2018/19Decrease 0.137 million
2019/20Increase 0.138 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Newington railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Newington, Kent. It is 41 miles 44 chains (66.9 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Rainham and Sittingbourne.

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


The railway line between Chatham and Faversham was opened on 25 January 1858 by the East Kent Railway, which became the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) the following year.[1] A station on that line at Newington was opened by the LCDR on 1 August 1862.[2]


The station is 41 miles 42 chains (66.8 km) from London Victoria (measured via Herne Hill). Most of the line between Swanley and Dover has two tracks, but there are four tracks from a point about half a mile east of Rainham to 41 miles 52 chains (67.0 km), at the eastern end of Newington station. The outermost two tracks are designated the "loop" lines, and the innermost two are the "main" lines. At Newington, there are two platforms, one on each of the "loop" lines; these are capable of accepting 12 car trains.[3]


Front entrance to Newington railway station
Front entrance to Newington railway station

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

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[4]

Additional services operate during the peak hours.

There is also one very early morning Monday-Friday service that runs to Sheerness-on-Sea using the Western Curve to connect to the Sheerness Line.

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Sheerness Line
1 train per day


  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 326. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 169. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 8A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  4. ^ "Timetable 2: London to Medway Towns, Ramsgate and Dover" (PDF). Southeastern, May 2020.