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Written by Steven Thomas - 07 Mar 2008
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Location notes
Cuxton is a quiet station on the Medway valley line between Strood and Maidstone. The station is only a mile from the Medway viaduct. And is served by Southeastern.
Railway type and traffic
During the day the station mostly sees Southeastern class 466s working the Medway Valley services. At times the odd 508 works ECS between Gillingham EMU depot and Tonbridge.
Freight and light engine movements do pass the station but not very frequently.
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RTT Link Cuxton Station
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Environment
The station is unstaffed and most of the time very quiet, the only company you will get is the crossing keeper working at the nearby level crossing and a few passengers waiting for the train. Cuxton is safe most of the day but the situation is unknown at night.
There are no station announcements to warn you if a train is coming but the nearby level crossing is a good way of telling if a train is coming.
Road directions
From the M2 Junction 2:
Head towards Cuxton on the A228, the station is signposted to your left then go down Station Road.

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Cuxton Station map co-ordinates
Parking
The road leading to the station, Station Road, is probably the best place to park.
Public transport
Arriva routes 151 and 703 are the only ones that go near the station, the 703 does not run very frequently and it runs from Maidstone so if you are going from there get the train from Maidstone West instead. The 151 is a one an hour service from Chatham bus station to Malling but as mentioned earlier the best way to get to Cuxton is by train.

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Amenities
Cuxton is a quite village, mostly houses. The nearest shop is at the petrol station which is just down the road. There are no toilets in the area unfortunately.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Cuxton Station

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Streetmap links
Cuxton Station general view map
Cuxton Station close up map

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Photographic notes
The line goes from North East to South West on this part of the line so the sun should not be a problem. It is advised not to take pics from the 'Maidstone side' of the up platform as there are many signs that can block the view.
For videos, the noise from the traffic on both the A228 and the M2 can pose a problem.


General views - All photographs © Steven Thomas unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 2 - Looking north east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


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