Saturday, 29 August 2015

Knockholt 19.5.1986

1521 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1540 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1583 Knockholt 19.5.1986

Knockholt 19.5.1986

1517 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1619 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1600 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1571 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1569 Knockholt 19.5.1986

47 486 Knockholt 19.5.1986

7853 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1551 Knockholt 19.5.1986

1522 Knockholt 19.5.1986

Knockholt is a busy station in Kent, on the main line to Dover from London. 

Back in 1986 the first signs of sectorisation were appearing with the excellent 'Jaffa Cake' livery visible on one of the trains above. An hour or so at the station saw a succession of trains pass through, commonplace at the time but all lost to us now! The highlight was class 47 47 486 on an inter regional train, complete with main line liveried coaches.

Knockholt railway station is a railway station in the south eastern corner of the London Borough of Bromley, in Travelcard Zone 6 and on the South Eastern Main Line. It is located next to the Greater London boundary with Kent district of Sevenoaks. The boundary is the farm bridge at the southern end of the platforms.


The station is 4.8 km (3.0 mi) north-northeast of the village of Knockholt but closer to several other settlements. The station serves several small communities in the Sevenoaks district in addition to Knockholt; Badgers Mount 1.3 km (0.81 mi) to the southeast, Well Hill 1.3 km (0.81 mi) northeast, andHalstead 2.2 km (1.4 mi) south. Within the Bromley borough Pratts Bottom is only 2 km (1.2 mi) west-southwest; and also Chelsfield (although having its own railway station, is in parts closer to Knockholt station) at about 2.7 km (1.7 mi) to the north and west. Many people often wonder why the station is not named after the village within it sits. To avoid confusion with Halstead in Essex, and due to Badgers Mount not entirely fulfilling the criteria for being a village, it was named after the next closest village, which is of course Knockholt.


The typical off-peak service from the station is two trains per hour southbound to Sevenoaks and two trains per hour northbound to London Charing Cross, calling at all stations to Hither Green and then running fast to London Bridge.

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