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New Train Station Opens

Written by on 14 December 2015

Commuters will be using a new railway station for the first time during Monday morning’s rush.

The first trains will run through a new £26m railway station in Rochester this week.

The new station is closer to the town centre and allows longer 12-car trains to pass through.

The service will also see additional trains added, with five extra trains to London running in the mornings and one extra return train in the evening.

Network Rail said passenger numbers at Rochester had doubled over the past decade to 1.3m journeys a year.

Route managing director Alasdair Coates said the upgrade would increase capacity and reliability and offer better local transport links.

Southeastern managing director David Statham said Medway’s commuter network was growing and commuters would benefit.