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Written by Steven Thomas - 15 Dec 2006
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Location notes
Rochester station is in the heritage town of Rochester, the station is located near the high street. The station is along the Chatham mainline and is served by South Eastern (Nov 2006).
Railway type and traffic
10 trains per hour pass through the station. The passenger services are worked by South Eastern classes 375, 465, 466 with the odd class 376 moving to Gillingham depot.
Infrequent freight passes the station, these are usually hauled by DB Schenker 66s. Also in Autumn you can see a few Network Rail RHTT trains passing by.
The station itself is safe, although it is unstaffed after 10pm. The station is near the high street.
Road directions
From the A2 turn off at the High street (signposted Rochester High Street) and go down the High Street until you see the signs for the station.

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Rochester Station map co-ordinates
There is a car park outside the station and it is fully secure.
Public transport
There are a few local buses which go near the station but the route 145 is the best one to get as it goes outside the station.

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The station has got toilets which do close after 5pm. There are a few fish and chip shops around and the Pentagon shopping centre in Chatham is only a 10 minute walk away (or a quick 5 min drive).
The nearest hotel is the King Charles hotel in Brompton, from Chatham get on either of the routes 101, 136, 126, 113 and 182 which take you outside the hotel.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Rochester Station

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

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Rochester Station

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Photographic notes
Light is good all day, the Kent bound platform is best for taking pictures of the trains, the London bound platform is not as good as it can get packed and the platform buildings get in the way.
For those who want to do videos it is a good location to do a few videos as the nearby busy road is 500 yards from the station so you wont get any noise from the cars.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

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