Station Name: WESTERHAM

[Source: Nick Catford]
Date opened: 3.7.1881
Location: East side of London Road
Company on opening: South Eastern & Chatham Railway
Date closed to passengers: 30.10.1961
Date closed completely: 30.10.1961
Company on closing:

BritishRailways (Southern Region)

Present state: Demolished. The station house still survives.
County: Kent
OS Grid Ref: TQ448545
Date of visit: 1962

Notes: Terminus of a branch from Dunton Green. In summer 1962 the Westerham Railway Association leased Westerham station from British Railways with plans to reopen the line for use by both commuters and enthusiasts. This was an early example of a proposed preserved railway. The plan was eventually abandoned and much of the branch line now lies under the M25 mororway.

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Westerham Station in 1962
Photo by Terry Tracey

Photo by
Nick Catford

[Source: Nick Catford]

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