Cheriton Halt railway station

Cheriton Halt railway station
Cheriton Halt
Place Cheriton
Area Shepway, Kent
Grid reference TR201366
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Platforms 2
1 May 1908 Opened
1 December 1915 Closed
14 June 1920 Reopened
1 February 1941 Closed
7 October 1946 Reopened
16 June 1947 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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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.[2] 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.[3] Although it is rumoured that Cheriton Halt did issue tickets, none has yet come to light.[4] 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.[5]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lyminge   Southern Railway
Elham Valley Railway


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 59.
  2. ^ White, H.P. (1987). Forgotten Railways: South-East England (Forgotten Railways Series). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 159. ISBN 0-946537-37-2. 
  3. ^ Hart, Brian (1984). Elham Valley Line. Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire: Wild Swan Publications Ltd. pp. 14. ISBN 0-906867-22-3. 
  4. ^ Railway Magazine, "The Elham Valley Railway", March 1979.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Victor E.; Smith, Keith A.. Ashford to Dover (South Coast Railway Albums). Midhurst, East Sussex: Middleton Press. pp. Plate 48. ISBN 978-0-906520-48-2. 

Coordinates: 51°05′11″N 1°08′29″E / 51.08647°N 1.14139°E / 51.08647; 1.14139

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