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Trains to Paddock Wood glide through the oast houses and orchards of the Kent countryside before coming to rest in this delightful station, which dates back to 1842. Situated between London and Dover, the station was originally known as Maidstone Road, after the main road connecting the capital to the coast. Passengers gave it the nickname Paddock Wood, taken from the woodland through which the line was built, and the rail company soon came round to their way of thinking - the name was officially changed in 1844. The redbrick, Italianate original station remains today. The arrival of rail had a profound impact on the area, opening up transport routes to London and beyond for local fruit growers and hop farmers. Today the fields surrounding the town still send produce to supermarkets, microbreweries and cider makers across the country. The town itself has a lovely selection of independent shops, including the 120-year old family run department store of Barsleys, situated a short distance from the station.

Station details & facilities

Paddock Wood station's main entrance is in the car park on Station Approach, and leads into the concourse, with ticket a counter inside and a ticket machine outside. It's next to platform 1 (towards London), where you'll also find the toilets. A footbridge connects to platform 2 (towards Kent) and platform 3 (a rarely used bay) - there's also a direct entrance to the platforms on this side of the station. There is step-free access throughout in the form of ramps and lifts.

Departures and arrivals from Paddock Wood

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Paddock Wood station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Dover PriorySoutheastern23:482On time
to TonbridgeSoutheastern00:031On time
to Canterbury WestSoutheastern00:282On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern05:581Scheduled
to Strood (Kent)Southeastern06:082Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern23:472On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern00:031On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern00:282On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern05:581Scheduled
from TonbridgeSoutheastern06:072Scheduled
† 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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