- Cheriton Halt railway station
Cheriton Halt Location Place Cheriton Area Shepway, Kent Grid reference TR201366 Operations Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway Post-grouping Southern Railway Platforms 2 History 1 May 1908 Opened 1 December 1915 Closed 14 June 1920 Reopened 1 February 1941 Closed 7 October 1946 Reopened 16 June 1947 Closed Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom Closed railway stations in Britain
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Cheriton Halt is a disused railway station on the South Eastern Main Line which served the village of Cheriton on the outskirts of Folkestone in Kent, England. The station opened in 1908 and closed in 1947.
The South Eastern and Chatham Railway opened a new halt at the growing village of Cheriton on 1 May 1908, half-a-mile away from Shorncliffe later Folkestone West. The station, comprising two wooden platforms, was perched on the embankment just to the east of the underbridge on the B2063 Risborough Lane. Each platform was equipped with basic facilities: a ticket hut and waiting shelter, running-in boards and a row of gas lamps kept by the resident haltkeeper. Although it is rumoured that Cheriton Halt did issue tickets, none has yet come to light. The station was served solely by Elham Valley Railway trains and closed as a wartime economy measure during both wars, before closing definitively with the rest of the Elham Valley Railway in 1947.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station Lyminge Southern Railway
Elham Valley Railway
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Railway stations in Folkestone Closed railway stations in KentWhitstable Harbour · Tankerton · South Street · Blean and Tyler Hill · North Lane · Elham Valley RailwayCanterbury South · Bridge · Bishopsbourne · Barham · Elham · Lyminge · Cheriton HaltFrittenden Road · Biddenden · High Halden Road · Tenterden St. Michael'sSheerness East · East Minster On Sea · Minster On Sea · Brambledown Halt · Eastchurch · Harty Road Halt · LeysdownHythe · Sandgate
Ashford to Margate via Canterbury West - Chislet Colliery Halt · Grove Ferry and Upstreet · Ebbsfleet and Cliffsend Halt · St Lawrence for Pegwell Bay
Chatham Main Line: Stonehall and Lydden Halt
Maidstone East Line - Hothfield
Medway Valley Line - Teston Crossing Halt · Tovil
Sheerness Line - Kings Ferry Bridge North Halt · Queenborough Pier · Sheerness Dockyard
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