Medway Valley Line
The Medway Valley Line runs from Strood in the Medway Towns down to Tonbridge in the Weald of Kent. It connects at each end with the main rail network, offering onward journeys to London and the Kent Coast. Good connections are provided at Strood to and from High Speed services to Ebbsfleet, Stratford International and St Pancras International.
Maidstone sits almost centrally along the line. To the north the line is mainly urban and industrial in nature, to the south it is predominantly rural, closely following the course of the River Medway as far as Yalding, where it then moves away from the river until you reach Tonbridge. The line retains a heritage feel about it, with many of the original station buildings (now listed) remaining in situ, along with traditional signal boxes and manual crossing gates. Apart from Maidstone West and Snodland, all intermediate stations are unstaffed. Many stations have access to the Medway Valley Walk which runs along the riverbank from Strood to Tonbridge. Off peak on weekdays and all day Saturdays, a half hourly service operates between Strood and Paddock Wood. On Sunday an hourly service applies throughout. Click here for the current timetable. High Speed services to and from St Pancras also serve Maidstone West and Snodland stations during morning and evening peak hours, Monday to Friday.
Kent Community Rail Partnership