The Anonymous Widower

Gillingham Station

Gillingham station is one of the stations, that could be important to a proposed South London Outer Orbital .

The proposal says that two trains per hour (tph) could go to the Medway Towns. As Gillingham has a new station building and a bay platform 1, which is capable of taking twelve-car trains, it must be a possible terminus.

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

This Google Map shows Gillingham station.

Gillingham Station

Gillingham Station

Gillingham would certainly do as a terminal of the South London Orbital Route.

In fact there is tremendous scope for an efficient turning of trains for both the South London Orbital Route and Crossrail in the Medway Towns.

Currently London-bound trains from Gillingham go to the following stations.

I’m not sure, but most trains seem to stop at all three of Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester.The 2 tph from Charing Cross also return to London after terminating in the Bay Platform 1.

If the South London Orbital Route adds two tph to Gillingham from Swanley and Bromley South, then I suspect that the Bay Platform 1 could easily accommodate the current service and the South London Orbital Route.

That would give Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester, their own local 9 tph shuttle. Other places will get jealous.

June 10, 2016 - Posted by | Transport | ,

1 Comment »

  1. When we lived down there, there were always a great many trains to London because houses were comparatively cheap and the area was full of London commuters, lots of new build too. At one time, there were 23 new housing developments in the Walderslade area, and this isn’t a big area at all.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 11, 2016 | Reply

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