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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

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 (Kent)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Strood (Kent) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GravesendThameslink03:43On time
to TonbridgeSoutheastern04:30On time
to LutonThameslink04:47On time
to Maidstone WestSoutheastern05:06On time
to LutonThameslink05:172On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Gillingham (Kent)Thameslink03:43On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern04:20On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Thameslink04:47On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Thameslink05:172On time
from Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern05:23On 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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