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Trains first came to Strood in 1845, but the current station dates back to 1856 when the line was extended along the river to Maidstone. The 1850s saw substantial development in the town with a new road bridge over the River Medway, an esplanade and pier added. In 2009, high-speed services to London St Pancras were introduced, sparking the largest change to Strood's timetable in four decades, and today, the station sits on the North Kent Line providing trains to London, Gillingham and Ramsgate. Strood's High Street draws visitors from Rochester, on the other side of the river, with its impressive collection of shops. More independent shops can be found at The Angel and along Gun Lane. It's easy to have a mess about on the river in Strood with boat rental offered along much of the Medway estuary, and Upnor's. Nearby Upnor Castle, now a museum, is also worth a peek.

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
Weekdays06:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:45 - 14:00
Sunday 08:15 - 15:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Strood are:

  • Rochester
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
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 spaces112
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£433.00
Three Monthly£216.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces48
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
front of station
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Platform 1 is step free only. Platforms 2 & 3 have steps. Ticket office and car park step free.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

The three-platform station is only accessible from the car park (with cycle storage and ticket machine) or the footpath leading from an underpass and the town centre. From the ticket office, through the ticket gates, platform 1 has toilets, and trains to Gillingham and Ramsgate. Platforms 2 (London) and 3 (Maidstone West and Paddock Wood) are on an island platform and accessed via a subway or bridge from platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Strood

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Strood station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern15:322On time
to LutonThameslink15:452On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink15:551On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern15:591On time
to TonbridgeSoutheastern16:043On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern15:322On time
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink15:452On time
from LutonThameslink15:541On time
from TonbridgeSoutheastern15:563On time
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern15:581On time
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