Kent Coast Line

railway line in the UK

The Kent Coast line is a railway line in Kent linking Dover Priory to Margate.

Kent Coast Line
The Kent Coast Line, shown with other railway lines in Kent.
OwnerNetwork Rail
South East England
TypeSuburban rail, Heavy rail
SystemNational Rail
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Kent Coast Line
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham
Margate Sands(closed 1926)
Margate East(closed 1953)
Tivoli(closed 1872)
Ramsgate Harbour Tunnel
Ramsgate Harbour(closed 1926)
Dumpton Park
Ramsgate Town(closed 1926)
St Lawrence for Pegwell Bay(closed 1916)
Ebbsfleet and Cliffsend Halt(closed 1933)
Ashford to Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) Line
to Ashford International
Richborough Castle Halt(closed 1939)
Betteshanger Colliery
Martin Mill
Guston Tunnel
Chatham Main Line
to Faversham
Charlton Tunnel
Priory Tunnel
Dover Priory
Dover Harbour Tunnel
Dover Harbour(closed 1927)
Hawkesbury Street Junction
Train ferry to Dunkirk Train ferry#United Kingdom
Pier Junction
Admiralty Pier(closed 1909)
Dover Western Docks Dover–Calais ferry(closed 1994)
Dover Town(closed 1914)
Archcliffe Junction
South Eastern Main Line
to Ashford International

Services change

Services are operated by Southeastern. The service is hourly from Charing Cross to Ashford. Once at Ashford the train divides in to two lines. One service goes to Ramsgate via Canterbury West, and the other service goes via the Kent Coast Line.

Trains change

The main trains used on the line are Class 375 Electrostars.

Class Image Type Cars per set Top speed Operator Notes Built
mph km/h
Class 375   3 or 4 100 160 140 Southeastern 1999–2005

Gallery change

Other websites change