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When the South Eastern Railway opened in 1842, the concerns of local merchants meant that Maidstone was bypassed by the new main line. It would be another decade or so before a branch line linked the town, and the station buildings and platform canopies of Maidstone West date back to that time. Trains to Maidstone West travel on the Medway Valley Line between Strood and Tonbridge, both of which offer onward connections to London. The town centre and the High Street, with its mix of historic and modern architecture, are a seven-minute walk east of the station, on the other side of the River Medway. Maidstone has two main shopping centres: The Mall (formerly Chequers) is at the far end of the High Street from the station; the second, Fremlin Walk, is to the north, close to both the Hazlitt Arts Centre and the Maidstone Museum, where you will also find the Maidstone Visitor Information Centre.

Station details & facilities

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
Weekdays06:15 - 12:50
Saturday 06:15 - 12:50
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces54
Carpark charges
Annual£913.00
Daily£5.40
Monthly£87.80
Off-peak£4.80
Six Monthly£523.00
Three Monthly£262.00
Weekly£23.20
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 2
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Platform 2 step free, barrow crossing to platform 1. Ticket Office not step free, car park step free.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

The station is located on Tonbridge Road, which links with Broadway and the bridge over the River Medway to the town centre. The concourse is linked to both platforms via steps (and a footbridge to platform 1). Step-free access to platform 2 is via an additional entrance from the car park, and to platform 1 via a barrow crossing. Trains to Strood depart from platform 1, with trains to Tonbridge leaving from platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Maidstone West

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Maidstone West station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Paddock WoodSoutheastern05:002On time
to Strood (Kent)Southeastern05:291On time
to Strood (Kent)Southeastern05:501On time
to Paddock WoodSoutheastern05:542On time
to Paddock WoodSoutheastern06:242On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Strood (Kent)Southeastern04:582On time
from TonbridgeSoutheastern05:281On time
from Strood (Kent)Southeastern05:482On time
from Paddock WoodSoutheastern05:491On time
from Strood (Kent)Southeastern06:232On time

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