Rochester Bridge Railway Station
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Rochester Bridge Railway Station

Rochester Bridge
Rochester Bridge station (1960s).JPG
LocationRochester, Borough of Medway
England
Grid referenceTQ739690
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway[1]
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Key dates
3 Dec 1860Opened as Strood[1]
1 Apr 1861Renamed Rochester Bridge
1 Nov 1861Renamed Rochester and Strood
Mar 1892Renamed Rochester Bridge (Strood)
Jan 1905Renamed Rochester Bridge
1 Jan 1917Closed

Rochester Bridge railway station served Rochester and Strood in Kent, England.

It was opened as Strood by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway in 1860. After several name changes and the merger of the LC&DR into the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, it closed as Rochester Bridge in 1917. It lay derelict until it was demolished in the late 1960s in preparation for widening of the A2 road, which opened in 1970, its bridge of the River Medway using the piers of the southern span of the railway bridge.

Medway Towns
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sole Street
Line closed, station open
  Chatham Main Line   Rochester
Line closed, station open

References

  1. ^ a b 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. pp. 198, 223. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

Coordinates: 51°23?39?N 0°29?55?E / 51.3942°N 0.4986°E / 51.3942; 0.4986



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