Station Name: DOVER TOWN

[Source: Nick Catford & Lorraine Sencicle]




1958 1:2,500 OS map. Much has changed since the closure of Dover Town station in 1914. The station building fronting onto Beach Street has been demolished with only the end block remaining and identified here as a warehouse. The trainshed was demolished before closure of the station. In 1928 the Southern Railway built a five-road shed, with one through road; it included a 65ft turntable, a coaling plant, and a water tower with a water softener plant. The yard covered much of the station site and included a marshalling yard and access from the Folkestone line to Dover Western Docks. The platform has been rebuilt with a curve and an end loading dock and is used for loading cars onto transporters. Archcliffe Junction signal box is seen at the west end of the platform. The earlier four-road signal box to the west of the Hawkesbury Street curve has also been demolished with the Bulwark Street sidings being built partially on the site of the shed. A crane is identified to the west of the sidings. Archcliffe Tunnel, to the west of the station, has also gone. This was opened out in 1927 and much of the fort was demolished. In 1923 a new viaduct was built to replace the level crossing over the Hawkesbury Street curve in Elizabeth Street.

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