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Trains to Canterbury East

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 20:20
    Saturday 06:10 - 20:20
    Sunday 07:30 - 19:30

Luggage

  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Baby change :

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 144
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£629.00
    Daily£3.80
    Monthly£57.50
    Off-peak£3.20
    Six Monthly£347.00
    Three Monthly£173.00
    Weekly£16.90

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 20
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 2

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Access to Platform 2 via ticket office side
    Access to Platform 1 via Gordon Road

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Canterbury East

Address

Station Road East, CANTERBURY, Kent, CT1 2RB
Ticket Office Hours
Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:20
Saturday 06:10 - 20:20
Sunday 07:30 - 19:30
Tweets
23:32

Canterbury East

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

23:53

Canterbury East

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

23:35

Faversham

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

23:53

Dover Priory

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

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