Bentley (Hampshire) railway station

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Bentley (Hampshire) National Rail
Bentley (Hampshire)
Bentley railway station
Location
Place Bentley
Local authority East Hampshire
Grid reference SU792430
Operations
Station code BTY
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.088 million
2005/06 Increase 0.094 million
2006/07 Increase 0.105 million
2007/08 Increase 0.116 million
2008/09 Increase 0.120 million
2009/10 Increase 0.122 million
2010/11 Increase 0.134 million
2011/12 Increase 0.137 million
2012/13 Increase 0.138 million
History
Key dates Opened July 1854 (July 1854)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bentley (Hampshire) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1963

Bentley railway station serves the village of Bentley in Hampshire, England. It is situated on the Alton Line, between Farnham and Alton. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

The village of Bentley and the hamlet of Isington are roughly the same distance from the station.

History[edit]

Bentley was the northern terminus of the Bentley and Bordon Light Railway, built in 1905 to serve the military camp at Bordon. Built with assistance of the British Army, the line closed to passengers in 1957 (remaining open to serve traffic to the Longmoor Military Railway in times of emergency) and closed to all traffic in 1966; the track was lifted later that same year.[1]

In June 2009, the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) issued a report,[2] which proposes the reinstatement of the line between Bentley and Bordon, as one of 20 schemes that are recommended for further consultation. 14 of these are reinstatements of lines closed in the Beeching cuts.

Services[edit]

Trains operate between Alton and London Waterloo, typically every 30 minutes in each direction, every day of the week. However as Bentley is the least used station on the line, generally speaking alternate trains omit the stop at Bentley, meaning it has an hourly service. Faster services to London also pass through, but do not stop.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Farnham   South West Trains
Alton Line
  Alton
Disused railways
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

Bordon Light Railway
  Kingsley Halt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites:Bordon Station
  2. ^ Connecting Communities - Expanding Access to the Rail Network

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′52″N 0°52′05″W / 51.181°N 0.868°W / 51.181; -0.868