Earlswood (Surrey) railway station
|Local authority||Reigate and Banstead|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|1 August 1868||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Earlswood (Surrey) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Earlswood railway station serves Earlswood, south of Redhill, in Surrey, England. It is on the Brighton Main Line, south of the junction between the 'Redhill line' and the 'Quarry line'. Train services are provided by Southern.
Earlswood station was opened by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway on 1 August 1868. The station was rebuilt with four platforms in 1906 at the time of the quadrupling of the main line. The platforms on the fast lines were closed in the 1980s.
Free parking is available at the station. The ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 7 am.
This is a minor stop except in peak times.
At peak times most passing services via Redhill to (morning peak) and from (evening peak) London Bridge and Victoria, serve Earlswood. The exceptions are the fast services to Portsmouth and Southampton from Victoria and those that go to Reigate or Tonbridge so do not pass through Earlswood. The primary Southbound terminus for services from Earlswood is Horsham.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Brighton Main Line
The Thameslink Programme (formerly Thameslink 2000) project proposes to turn some of the Southern services over to the expanded Thameslink network under First Capital Connect. This will see services that currently terminate at London Bridge continuing through Central London and north wards via the Midland Main Line or East Coast Main Line to destinations such as Luton or Cambridge. This however is not imminent, a Department for Transport whitepaper states only that "the Thameslink Programme will be completed by the end of 2015" and that "interim outputs will be delivered by the end of 2011", leaving Southern as the main operator for several more years to come. The Thameslink Programme is centred on 12 car long trains, thus Earlswood station could potentially have its platforms lengthened as they can only currently accommodate 10 car long trains.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Association of Train Operating Companies - official timetable
- "Delivering a Sustainable Railway - White Paper CM 7176". Department for Transport. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
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