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East Malling station to close for repair works by Network Rail


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Trains will be unable to call at a station in Kent for more than a week while vital maintenance work is carried out.

East Malling station, in High Street, East Malling, will be shut in May for "much-needed repairs" to the platform steps.

East Malling railway station will be shut for repairs. Picture: William Janes
East Malling railway station will be shut for repairs. Picture: William Janes

The stop will be closed for eight days, from Monday, May 9, to the following Monday, May 16.

Southeastern tweeted saying: "This is due to much needed repairs to the station steps."

Instead of catching a train from their regular stop, commuters and passengers will have to take a bus shuttle service that will operate between East Malling and West Malling.

A spokesman for Southeastern said: "Unfortunately we’ve got to close East Malling station to passengers between 9-16 May.

"During a routine inspection, railway staff found that repairs needed to be made to the stairs leading to the station platforms.

It will be closed due to 'much need repairs' on the steps at the station. Picture: Guy Bell
It will be closed due to 'much need repairs' on the steps at the station. Picture: Guy Bell

"Our colleagues at Network Rail have already made temporary repairs, and will be returning to make permanent repairs.

"During the closure, trains won’t stop at the station, but a bus shuttle service will operate between East Malling and West Malling where our passengers can join or alight trains."

For more details on how journeys will be affected and to plan around the closure visit southeasternrailway.co.uk use the Southeastern app or tweet to @Se_Railway.

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