RailwayData | Charing (Kent) Station
 Charing (Kent) 

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Charing (Kent) had 75,588 entries and exits, making it the 1,763rd most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 726th busiest (out of 997), with 342 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 207.09 passengers starting or ending their journey here and 4.25 passengers per service, giving it the 1,312nd (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.

Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 24,226
Reduced price entries & exits: 29,890
Season ticket entries & exits: 21,472
Total entries & exits: 75,588
Interchanges made between connecting services: 0
Change in usage from 21/22: +15,080 : 24.92%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

1 - Up Maidstone124450
2 - Down Maidstone124450
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +26,862 (+55.13%)

Reasons for change:
2013-14 Reason for decrease unclear
2018-19 Changes to Southeastern services from May 2018

Location Details

Location: Charing (Kent)
Station Facility Owner: Southeastern
OS Grid Ref: 594992 149134
Constituency: Ashford
Local Authority: Kent
NR Region: South East
ELR: SBJ 53m 11ch


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Charing (Kent) during 2022/2023:
•Ashford International (14,589 journeys)
•London St Pancras International (5,370 journeys)
•Maidstone East (3,917 journeys)
•Canterbury West (3,436 journeys)
•London Victoria (2,835 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Charing (Kent)'s neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.
Ashford International6.10