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Otford
National Rail
LocationOtford, District of Sevenoaks
England
Grid referenceTQ532593
Managed bySoutheastern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeOTF
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
1 June 1874Otford Junction opened
1 November 1880Otford Junction closed
1 August 1882Otford opened
1904Renamed Otford Junction
7 July 1929Renamed Otford
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.388 million
 Interchange Decrease 32,896
2016/17Increase 0.408 million
 Interchange Increase 49,395
2017/18Increase 0.426 million
 Interchange Increase 54,884
2018/19Increase 0.429 million
 Interchange Decrease 35,950
2019/20Decrease 0.406 million
 Interchange Decrease 29,999
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Otford railway station serves Otford in Kent. It is 24 miles 6 chains (38.7 km) down the line from London Victoria. Train services are provided by Southeastern and Thameslink.

History

The first station at Otford opened on 1 June 1874. It was located at the point where the lines to Bat & Ball and Maidstone diverge (TQ534584). It was purely an exchange station, with no access for the villagers of Otford. The station closed on 1 November 1880.[1] The current Otford station opened on 1 August 1882. It was renamed Otford Junction in 1904, reverting to its original name on 7 July 1929.[2] The station had two through platforms and a bay platform, which was used by shuttle trains to Sevenoaks (Tubs Hill).[3] The yard had two sidings, one of which served a goods shed.[4] Freight facilities were withdrawn on 7 May 1962.[5]

Services

Services at Otford are operated by Thameslink and Southeastern using Class 375, 377 and 700 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[6]

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Thameslink
Southeastern

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Otford Junction.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 27.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 30.
  4. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Otford.
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1994, Illustration 34.
  6. ^ Table 195, 196, 197 National Rail timetable, May 2020
Sources

Coordinates: 51°18′47″N 0°11′49″E / 51.313°N 0.197°E / 51.313; 0.197