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Maidstone East Station

Maidstone East station is one of the two Eastern terminal stations on a proposed South London Outer Orbital 

These are pictures I took of the station as I passed through.

This Google Map shows the station layout.

Maidstone East Station

Maidstone East Station

It’s certainly a station, with a lot of land wasted for car parking.

Unlike the new Rochester station, which I wrote about in Rochester’s New Station, it is still very much as it has been for years. However development is promised.

At least the station is well connected according to Services in Wikipedia.

Under the South London Orbital plans, it would get two trains per hour (tph) to Swanley, Bromley South and across to Woking to go with the current 2 tph services to Victoria and Thameslink in the Peak.

So the South London Orbital would give at least 4 tph or a turn-up-and-go service to Swanley and Bromley South.

I think that whatever happens at Maidstone East station, in ten years time, the station will have been transformed in terms of buildings, facilities and train services.

I have just run Google Maps over the route between Maidstone East and the next major station towards London; Swanley. Although only two tracks with eight stations in between, it looks the sort of line, where some speed improvement would be possible.

June 8, 2016 - Posted by | Transport | ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I’ve discussed Maidstone East station before in this post called Maidstone East Station. […]

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