Sevenoaks by rail – notable dates

Date Event
2 June 1862 Opening of Bat & Ball
3 March 1868 Opening of Tubs Hill
1 August 1869 Connection opened from Bat & Ball to Tubs Hill
1 June 1874 Maidstone East line opened
7 July 1881 Dunton Green to Westerham branch opened (See picture of Chevening Halt)
7 June 1884 Accident (Tubs Hill)
24 August 1927 Accident (Shoreham Lane)
6 January 1935 Electrification of local services to Sevenoaks
28 October 1961 Closure of Westerham branch
18 June 1962 Kent electrification full service introduced
4 March 1976 Bomb on train from Sevenoaks injures 8 at Cannon Street
March 1977 Present station opened
8 January 1991 Train from Sevenoaks hits buffers at Cannon Street killing two and injuring 547

The Kent Rail website provides short histories and pictures of several SRTA area stations:

The Disused Stations website has details of the three stations on the closed Westerham branch:

and one curiosity.

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