Public meeting on Station Footpath postponed until January and other railway news.

The Public Meeting to consider Network Rail’s plan to divert the footpath over the railway line in Hollingbourne that was due to be held in the Village Hall today has been postponed until 23rd January because of the hospitalisation of the Chairman. The venue will be the Village Hall at 2.30pm. There will be a site visit at 1.45pm to which the public are invited to attend.

The proposal is to close the present footpath cross to the west of Hollingbourne Station and to divert the footpath over the footbridge at the Station. It is understood that KCC is likely to oppose the closure of the present crossing.

Details are at :  KH183-Hollingbourne-plans.pdf (249 downloads)

Other Station News

The ticket machine on the up platform has been wrongly ignoring Senior Railcards for ticket sales for the 8.53am service to London which is the earliest service to accept Senior Railcards. Anybody who has been incorrectly charged can contact South Eastern Railway at

There are no direct services to London Victoria on Christmas Eve from Hollingbourne and it will be necessary to change at Swanley. However there will be special services to Waterloo from Hollingbourne with the last one at 7.27pm. The last train from London Victoria will be at 7.37pm with a change at Bromley South. More information is at

Pictured below is Hollingbourne Station with the footbridge. The ticket machine is under the canopy on the left.

Hollingbourne Station Platform and Footbridge.