Earlswood (Surrey) railway station

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Earlswood (Surrey) National Rail
Earlswood (Surrey)
Location
Place Earlswood
Local authority Reigate and Banstead
Coordinates 51°13′37″N 0°10′16″W / 51.227°N 0.171°W / 51.227; -0.171Coordinates: 51°13′37″N 0°10′16″W / 51.227°N 0.171°W / 51.227; -0.171
Grid reference TQ278491
Operations
Station code ELD
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.226 million
2005/06 Increase 0.255 million
2006/07 Increase 0.298 million
2007/08 Increase 0.352 million
2008/09 Increase 0.362 million
2009/10 Increase 0.370 million
2010/11 Increase 0.412 million
2011/12 Increase 0.443 million
2012/13 Increase 0.451 million
History
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 August 1868 Station opened
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* 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.
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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.

History[edit]

Earlswood station was opened by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway on 1 August 1868.[1] 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.

Facilities[edit]

The main platform at Earlswood station

Free parking is available at the station. The ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 7 am.

Services[edit]

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.

The typical off-peak services are: two trains per hour (tph) to London Bridge and two trains per hour to Horsham via Crawley. Services reduce to a Monday to Saturday service in winter.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Redhill   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Salfords

Future developments[edit]

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",[3] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Association of Train Operating Companies - official timetable
  3. ^ "Delivering a Sustainable Railway - White Paper CM 7176". Department for Transport. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 

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