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Myself and my friend D60 decided to go and have another look at Folkestone harbour, at least this time I had someone with a decent camera in tow. A little about the station: A branch line was built in 1844 leaving the main line at Folkestone Junction and was double tracked ending with a viaduct across the harbour itself. In 1847 a swing bridge allowed the line to reach the southern pier and in 1848 the line was passed by the Board of Trade for passenger use. The line was electrified at the same time as the main line during the "Kent Coast Electrification - Stage 2" in June 1961, and passenger trains were formed of Electric multiple units. Freight services were withdrawn on 17 August 1968. In 1994, the opening of the Channel Tunnel led to the majority of ferry operators moving to other ports in the South East, with the result that only two services per day were arriving at Folkestone Harbour, to connect with the Hoverspeed SeaCat services. When these were moved to Ramsgate, Folkestone Harbour the station closed to ordinary rail traffic in 2001. I really like this place, the only downside is the security, if you remain on the station/peir, all is good, but stray and he gets all upset Anyway, here are a few pics that D60 took. The more modern end of the station: The original part of the station used mainly for freight when in use: And the end of the Harbour wall: