The town has been on the railway map since 1846.
Eventually two rival companies served the town for over fifty years until the Southern Railway built a connecting line between the two.
Even today, there are two main routes into the town, one via Ashford from Charing Cross and the route we are taking via Chatham into London Victoria.
Our 4 coach class 375 Electrostar starts off as the hourly fast service calling at selected stations to Faversham.
Here we join up with a similar 4 car set from Dover.
We then call at Sittingbourne and the Medway Towns of Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester.
Once over the Medway itself, our 8 coach train runs fast to Victoria calling only at Bromley South.
This journey of 100 minutes is shown virtually in real time.
Narrated by Jonathan Kydd.
Made with the co-operation of Southeastern Trains.