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Canterbury East station lies in the World Heritage city of Canterbury, a mere 20 yards east of the city's other station, Canterbury West, and in the heart of Canterbury Christ Church University student halls. The station runs regular services to Dover and London Victoria, with an additional Sunday service to Chatham. The station boasts a tenuous link to the work of esteemed author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In Doyle's short story, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Holmes and Watson are described hiding from Professor Moriarty in a train station in Canterbury; while the station is not specifically named, the fact that the pair were heading for the Continental Express via London Victoria suggests the station in question is Canterbury East. Today, the small city of Canterbury celebrates its four universities - the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the University for the Creative Arts, and the American University, Canterbury - and is therefore home to a large student population.

Station details & facilities

The small station concourse is adjacent to the East Station Snooker Club, and houses several staffed ticketing windows, a ticket machine, and a waiting area. Doors at the back of the ticket hall lead to platform 2 and its services to Dover Priory, from here a subway leads to platform 1 and services to London Victoria. Additional waiting areas can be found on platform 2, along with bike storage, toilet facilities and a customer help point.

Departures and arrivals from Canterbury East

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Canterbury East station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Dover PriorySoutheastern10:412On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern10:471On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern11:412On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern11:471On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern12:412On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSoutheastern10:402On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern10:461On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern11:402On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern11:461On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern12:402On time
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