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Teynham railway station

Coordinates: 51°19′59.74″N 0°48′28.68″E / 51.3332611°N 0.8079667°E / 51.3332611; 0.8079667
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View west towards Sittingbourne
General information
LocationTeynham, Swale
Coordinates51°19′59.74″N 0°48′28.68″E / 51.3332611°N 0.8079667°E / 51.3332611; 0.8079667
Grid referenceTQ956631
Managed bySoutheastern
Other information
Station codeTEY
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companyEast Kent Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
25 January 1858Station opened
2018/19Decrease 0.136 million
2019/20Increase 0.146 million
2020/21Decrease 51,660
2021/22Increase 0.119 million
2022/23Increase 0.135 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Teynham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the village of Teynham, Kent. It is 47 miles 74 chains (77.1 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Sittingbourne and Faversham.

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

On the London-bound platform, there is a staffed booking office which is open only at certain times, as well as a passenger-operated self-service ticket machine issuing permits to travel.


The section of the East Kent Railway between Chatham and Faversham opened on 25 January 1858, and Teynham station opened with the line.[1][2]

The original two-storey brick built station was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by the prefabricated buildings popular at the time. A manually operated crossing to allow access to Station Row to the north of the line was finally replaced with automatic gates during the upgrading of signalling in December 2011.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In December 1861, a passenger train was derailed due to elongation of the gap at a rail joint during cold weather.[3]


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

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

Additional services including trains to and from London Bridge and London Cannon Street call at the station in the peak hours.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station


  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. 228. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Kidner, R. W. (1977) [1963]. The South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Tarrant Hinton: The Oakwood Press. p. 89.
  4. ^ Table 212 National Rail timetable, December 2021

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