TQ5446 : Leigh station

near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

Leigh station
Leigh station
The line through Leigh station was originally part of the South Eastern Railway having been sanctioned by Act of Parliament in 1836 as part of the first rail route from London to Dover. Serving the settlements en route was a secondary consideration. Following the completion of new South Eastern Main Line in 1868, along which services run a more direct route between London and Tonbridge, the Redhill-Tonbridge line's function as the trunk route between London and Dover was transferred to the new line.
What is now Leigh station opened as "Leigh Halt" in 1911; was renamed "Lyghe Halt" in 1917; "Leigh Halt" again about 1960; and "Leigh" in 1969. In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London Bridge, rather than being an extension of the Tonbridge to Reading North Downs Line service which they had been up to that time. The station at Leigh is on an embankment and has no station buildings, other than simple shelters, and has had no staff since 1967. Each of the platforms is approached separately up a long ramp from Lower Green. This is the platform for Tonbridge which is the terminus for all trains in that direction.
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Saturday, 22 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 24 September, 2012
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Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5468 4617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.6292N 0:12.7368E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5460 4618
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