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For other stations with the same name, see Leigh railway station (disambiguation).
Leigh (Kent) National Rail
Leigh railway station looking towards Redhill in October 2008.jpg
Location
Place Leigh
Local authority Sevenoaks
Coordinates 51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°12′40″E / 51.194°N 0.211°E / 51.194; 0.211
Grid reference TQ546461
Operations
Station code LIH
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  39,805
2005/06 Increase 43,359
2006/07 Increase 44,535
2007/08 Increase 47,944
2008/09 Increase 48,008
2009/10 Decrease 39,302
2010/11 Decrease 37,302
2011/12 Increase 42,766
2012/13 Increase 46,214
2013/14 Increase 50,304
History
1 Sep 1911[1] Opened (Leigh Halt)
Apr 1917[1] Renamed (Lyghe Halt)
1960[1] Renamed (Leigh Halt)
5 May 1969[1] Renamed (Leigh)
1993 Electrified
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leigh (Kent) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Leigh railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Leigh in Kent, England. It opened as "Leigh Halt" in 1911; was renamed "Lyghe Halt" in 1917; "Leigh Halt" again about 1960; and "Leigh" in 1969. (Leigh is pronounced as in lie—identical with the name of Lye railway station in the West Midlands.). The station was destaffed in 1967.

In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extension of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.

In 2007, a PERTIS machine was installed at the street entrance to the Tonbridge-bound platform. The station was until December 2008 operated by Southeastern before it transferred to Southern, whose green signage was installed before October 2008.

Services[edit]

The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge railway station, and west to London Victoria via Redhill and East Croydon.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Southern

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 



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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:35:18 -0700

A FIREARMS incident at Leigh railway station is causing delays for commuters this evening. Police patrol cars were seen parked outside the station and witnesses have reported seeing the police helicopter in the area. A c2c spokesman confirmed there had ...

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 02:01:45 -0700

... blundering hospital nurse ignored her warnings and caused husband to go into cardiac arrest; 16 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 17 Match report: Southend United 0, Oldham ...

Leigh Journal

Leigh Journal
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:41:15 -0700

LEIGH has been without a railway station since May 3, 1969 but plans are afoot to get the town back on track. If plans get the go-ahead from the Department of Transport, Leigh could be connected to the Government's flagship HS2 line. Ged Tyrrell from ...

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:29:06 -0800

1 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 2 'Car smashed into our house just feet away from our six-week old daughter'; 3 Man staggered into Southend shop with shotgun wound to stomach ...

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Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:08:32 -0800

... 7 A129 closed between Carpenters Arms roundabout and Old London Road following crash; 8 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 9 Westcliff pre-school branded inadequate by Ofsted ...

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 02:34:35 -0700

... blundering hospital nurse ignored her warnings and caused husband to go into cardiac arrest; 16 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 17 Match report: Southend United 0, Oldham ...

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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:16:24 -0700

... 13 Westcliff pre-school branded inadequate by Ofsted in every category; 14 "Quick-thinking hospital nurse saved our baby's life"; 15 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 16 'Car ...

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 01:03:53 -0700

... 7 A129 closed between Carpenters Arms roundabout and Old London Road following crash; 8 UPDATE: Police called to reports of man with firearm near Leigh railway station find "nothing suspicious"; 9 Westcliff pre-school branded inadequate by Ofsted ...
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