Farningham Road railway station

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Farningham Road railway station is on the Chatham Main Line, and serves the villages of Sutton-at-Hone, South Darenth and to a lesser extent, Horton Kirby all in north Kent, in south east England. Train services are provided by Southeastern. It was 150 years old in December 2010

The ticket office, on the 'up' side, is situated in the substantial station building. This is manned only during part of the day; at other times a PERTIS passenger-operated ticket machine issues 'Permits to Travel' - which are exchanged on-train or at manned stations for travel tickets - and is located on the Swanley-bound platform

Farningham Road Station is 20 miles and 14 chains (33.03 km, 20.525 mi) from London Victoria, according to the mileage sign on the footbridge. The railway line was electrified as part of Southern Railway's "Maidstone & Gillingham Electrification" scheme of July 1939 <ref name="Stendtec">Template:Cite web</ref>

Services

The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service from the station is 1 train per hour to London Victoria via Bromley South and 1 train per hour to Gillingham.

The Sunday service from the station is 1 train per hour to London Victoria via Bromley South and 1 train per hour to Canterbury East.

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Crime

The station is the second most vandalised station (2005/06) according to British Transport Police.

The station is non-smoking, as are all of Southeastern's trains and stations. On 6 August 2008 two youths threw a woman onto the rail tracks after she had asked them to stop smoking. Despite CCTV coverage of the station, police initially struggled to identify the assailants; however after further analysis two suspect were arrested almost a week later. One was released without charge, while another, was charged with Grievous bodily harm. Ionel Rapisca pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty and sentenced for four years; an appeal was unsuccessful.

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External links

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