Fifty years ago the region was in shock after the infamous Dr Richard Beeching announced plans to close stations and railway lines all over the south.
The Government of the day was desperate to reduce heavy losses being made by the railway as people flocked to the roads.
In Kent, Beeching recommended closing over 2,000 stations and 6,000 miles of track - around a third of the network.
This week we'll be looking back at the impact of the cuts. Michael Palin was a student at Oxford when they were made. He speaks to Mike Pearse.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS for what happened at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Records from the Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989-2000 show 456 patients died - and at least another 200 lives were shortened.
Holly has the pollen details for the coming days.