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Dartford railway station serves the town of Dartfordmarker in Kentmarker, Englandmarker. All train services from the station are operated by Southeastern, which also manages the station.

The station is the nodal point for three lines from London:

The first station was opened here by the South Eastern Railway it extended its North Kent Line from Gravesend on July 30 1849, taking the line from there to London. The original station building had an Italianate design; this has now been replaced by a modern, more efficient ticket office complex using glass and metal. A footbridge leads across the line to the two island platforms, which are capable of a very large number of train movements during a working day. There are four carriage sidings at the country end of the station.

Dartford station is unique because, despite its location outside Greater Londonmarker, London residents with Freedom Passes (but not regular Oyster Cards) may travel to and from the station. British Transport Police maintain a neighbourhood policing presence at Dartford.

This station is where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards bumped into each other by chance, an event that would result in the formation of The Rolling Stones.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:


File:DartfordStation4850.JPG|Networker and Electrostar trains at Dartford Station.File:Dartfordstation303.JPG|Dartford station, as seen from platforms 1 & 2


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