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Report - Folkestone Harbour Railway Station - May 2014

Will Knot

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The Explore......

An overnight stop off while travelling, I had an evening and some spare time around the area, so decided to have a solo mooch round the Folkestone Harbour Railway Station. Access was a little difficult but the exit was even quicker when the Harbour Secca turned up ranting about "People with cameras' are worst than people shooting with guns" :confused I certainly know that the latter is far more frickin' painful :( Anyway, following the outburst, I was kindly asked to leave :rolleyes:

A Bit of History.....

Folkestone Harbour station is a railway station built to serve the port of Folkestone in Kent, and is one of three stations in the town. It is at the end of the short 1-in-30 Folkestone Harbour Branch Line, joining the South Eastern Main Line at Folkestone Junction. The branch and harbour station provided a rail connection for boat trains from London which connected with the ferry services to Calais and Boulogne.

In 1994, the opening of the Channel Tunnel led to the majority of ferry operators moving to other ports in the South East, with the result that only two services per day were arriving at Folkestone Harbour, to connect with the Hoverspeed SeaCat services. When these were moved to Ramsgate.

The branch and station closed to regular passenger train services in 2001 although the line and station continued to be used by the Venice-Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and railtours. As of March 2009, Network Rail intend to close the branch, and an association has formed to preserve it as a heritage line.

Sometime after 2001, the line was singled for operational purposes, although the disused line is still in situ.

On with the pics....:)













I hope you enjoyed the report....I Will Knot ;)



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Clean chrisp shots m8, and a site I've never seen b4 :thumb
Keep up the good work, :thumb