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For other stations with the same name, see Leigh railway station (disambiguation).
Leigh (Kent) National Rail
Leigh (Kent)
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
Station code LIH
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
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
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
* 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 Regulation 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.


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

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  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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Leigh Journal
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:47:43 -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 ...

Daily Mail

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:43:49 -0700

Depressed Peter Anderson, 38, tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train at Leigh railway station in Southend on May 15, but was stopped by police. The Crown Prosecution Service then decided to prosecute Anderson, of no fixed abode, for ...
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Wed, 09 Nov 2011 08:18:45 -0800

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:04:33 -0700

A DRUNK set fire to a woman's front door after she refused to have sex with him. Chris Morris, 26, staggered up to terrified Amber Spurlock as she was letting herself in to her flat in Leigh High Street and yelled, “will you have sex with me? I have ...

Southend Standard

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:03:21 -0700

An Echo investigation has revealed a stall has been selling copied DVDs at Leigh's Lazybones boot sale held each Sunday. The Lazybones sale starts at 7am every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in the station car park and attracts people from all over ...
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Sun, 29 Aug 2010 03:31:38 -0700

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Fri, 08 Jun 2012 01:36:19 -0700

VIEWS of the estuary could be blocked by walls of concrete needed to protect thousands of homes from flooding. A new report has recommended expanding beaches and adding up to a metre to some seawalls in Southend, as part of multi-million plans to ...
Essex Echo
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0800

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