Ramsgate Train Station

Ramsgate Train station
Old Ramsgate train station Station approach

History of Ramsgate Train Station

Trains first arrived in Ramsgate in April 1846 courtesy of the South Eastern Railway (SER). The line terminated at the SER Station which later became known as the Town Station. This was situated at the junction of Margate Road and Station Approach Road. The site is now occupied by a block of flats known as Chatham Court.To view a plan of the station Visit http://ramsgatehistory.com/town_station.html

Later that same year the SER line was extended to Margate. The route of this line can still be traced on a map along Hurst Grove, Ashley Close, Highfield Road, past Jackey Bakers Sport Field, parallel with Margate Road, Nash Road and on to Margate SER (later known as the Sands Station). Trains from Canterbury bound for Margate had to reverse out of Ramsgate Town Station before continuing on to Margate. In 1864 a small station was opened on this SER line at St Lawrence, situated alongside Newington Bridge in Newington Road, but this station closed in 1916.

Information came from http://ramsgatehistory.com/trains.html for more information visit their website.