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Maidstone East station is one of three serving Maidstone in Kent, and the only one with a direct service to London. The station lies on the Maidstone East Line south of London Victoria, between Barming and Bearsted. Opened in 1874, it was originally known simply as Maidstone - which did little to distinguish it from a neighbouring station with exactly the same name. The confusion ended in 1899, when they were dubbed Maidstone East and Maidstone West. Today, the station takes London commuters to Victoria station in just under an hour, with additional local services to Ashford International and Canterbury. Maidstone town centre is a major regional shopping destination, with over a million square feet of retail space. Much of it is accounted for by the town's two main shopping centres, The Mall Maidstone and Fremlin Walk - the latter is just five minutes' walk south of the station.

Station details & facilities

Maidstone East's ticket hall is on a bridge over the tracks, and has staffed ticket desks - note that there are steps into the hall, so passengers with mobility problems may need to use the ticket machines on platform 1. To the left of the building, a ramp leads down to platform 1 (towards London), and on the other side of the building there is level access to platform 2 (towards Ashford and Canterbury) and platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Maidstone East

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Maidstone East station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern21:133On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern21:271On time
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern22:002On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern22:133On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern22:271On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern21:251On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern21:323On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern21:592On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern22:251On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern22:322On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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