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Trains to Maidstone East

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.
11:57

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 2

Station Due 11:59

12:03

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:20

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:28

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:57

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

13:03

Maidstone East

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

13:20

Maidstone East

Southeastern

On time

13:28

Maidstone East

Southeastern

On time

11:59

Ashford International

Southeastern

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 12:00

12:04

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:22

Canterbury West

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:29

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:59

Ashford International

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

13:04

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

13:22

Canterbury West

Southeastern

On time

13:29

London Victoria

Southeastern

On time

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