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Dartford railway station
The station is the nodal point for three lines from London:
Train services include:
- Victoria to Dartford via Denmark Hill, Lewisham and the Bexleyheath Line, which terminate here.
- Charing Cross or Cannon Street and London Bridge via the three lines. Some trains continue beyond Dartford to Gravesend or Gillingham : the remainder terminate here.
The first station was opened here by the South Eastern Railway it extended its North Kent Line from Gravesend on July 30 1849, taking the line from there to London. The original station building had an Italianate design; this has now been replaced by a modern, more efficent ticket office complex using glass and metal. A footbridge leads across the line to the two island platforms, which are capable of a very large number of train movements during a working day. There are four carriage sidings at the country end of the station.
Dartford station is notable because, despite its location outside the Greater London travel zone boundary, London residents with Freedom Passes (but not Oyster Cards) may travel to and from the station.
- Photograph of station building
- Dartford station timetable from National Rail's Live Departure Boards
- Street map of Dartford station, from multimap.com
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