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Dover Athletic: Travel Information

2 January 2015

Below are some important travel details for supporters making the journey to Dover Athletic on Sunday for the FA Cup third round tie.


From outside of Kent Take the fourth exit at this roundabout, down Whitfield Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the roundabout and follow this road until the first set of traffic lights. At the lights turn right (180 degrees down the hill) and follow the road under the railway bridge, the ground is a little further up the road on the left.

, find your way to the M25, then take the M2/A2 (following the signs to Canterbury, then from Canterbury follow signs to Dover) as far as the Whitfield roundabout. 

leave the A20 in Folkestone (the exit immediately after the tunnel through the hill) and travel through the Alkham Valley (turn left at the roundabout at the end of the slip-road and then left again, following the signs for Alkham) which will eventually take you near Kearsney train station (turn right into Lower Road just before the railway bridge, before you get to the station).  If you have to take the M20/A20

There is no parking for supporters within the ground, although parking is available in the rugby ground, which is just inside the main entrance - stewards will direct you.


On Sunday there are engineering works taking place at Tonbridge. 


Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood, so fans should avoid travelling this way.


There is one train per hour from Charing Cross/Waterloo East/ London Bridge to Ashford, diverted via Maidstone.  At Ashford, the trains divide, the front portion for Ramsgate via Dover; the rear portion for Ramsgate via Canterbury.  We will strengthen the 0910 and 1010 from Charing Cross, which arrive at Dover at 1101 and 1201 respectively.  At Dover, trains depart for Kearsney (the nearest station to the ground) at 1118 and 1218.  These will be only four cars, but the journey is only four minutes.


On the return, as there is a long wait at Dover between the arrival of the train from Kearsney and the departure of the service back to London, there are two additional trains, Kearsney to Cannon Street.


Details of the times in both directions are shown below. The strengthened services in the morning have eight carriages on the Dover portion, so sufficient room for 436 on each.  The two return trains also have room for 436 on each.


Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace.  Sunday 4 January 2015.

Travel to Dover and Kearsney.

Charing Cross (dep)

Waterloo East (dep)

London Bridge (dep)

Dover Priory (arr)


Dover Priory (dep)

Kearsney (arr)





Change at Dover







Change at Dover




Travel from Kearsney and Dover.


Kearsney (dep)

Dover Priory (dep)

London Bridge (arr)

Cannon Street(arr)















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