The station at Hythe is on the banks of the Royal Military Canal,
which runs with the line as the train approaches the terminus.
The town is a brisk fifteen minute walk from the station. The
ancient Cinque Port boasts good shopping facilities with
restaurants, cafes, pubs, banks, supermarkets, antique shops,
general shops, swimming baths, gardens, parks and a seafront.
The track layout at Hythe station has not altered very much over
the years. One major change was the arrival in 1937 of a siding
with ramp and hopper-station for delivery of ballast transported
on the railway from a ballast pit near Maddieson's (Romney
Sands). This has now been replaced by the car-park.
Hythe retains the central locomotive shunting line. It is worth
waiting to watch the locomotive that has just hauled your train
reverse down this line and marshal itself onto the turntable, and
then return to the train ready for the journey back towards New
Good car parking facilities are to be found at Hythe along with a
well-stocked railway shop selling RH&DR souvenirs, railway
books and publications, toys, gifts, confectionery and camera
supplies. The platforms are covered and passengers can wait in
the booking hall. This is also where the disabled toilet facilities
Visitors can purchase an array of hot and chilled beverages,
Panini’s, sandwiches, cakes & snacks from our Greenly
Coffee Shop. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas
and a “take-away” service.