Farnborough North railway station

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Farnborough North National Rail
Farnborough North
Location
Place Farnborough
Local authority Rushmoor
Coordinates 51°18′07″N 0°44′35″W / 51.302°N 0.743°W / 51.302; -0.743Coordinates: 51°18′07″N 0°44′35″W / 51.302°N 0.743°W / 51.302; -0.743
Grid reference SU877566
Operations
Station code FNN
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08 Increase 0.344 million
2008/09 Increase 0.364 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.353 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.313 million
History
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
4 July 1849 Opened as Farnborough
9 July 1923 Renamed Farnborough North
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Farnborough North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Farnborough North railway station is a railway station in the town of Farnborough in Hampshire, England. The station is managed by First Great Western, who operate services on the North Downs Line from Reading to Guildford, Redhill and Gatwick Airport.[1]

It is one of two stations serving Farnborough; the other, Farnborough (Main), is situated on the South Western Main Line and is considerably busier.

History[edit]

The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway (RG&RR) was authorised in 1846 and opened in stages. One of the first two sections to open was between Reading and Farnborough, on 4 July 1849.[2] Originally named Farnborough, the station was renamed Farnborough North on 9 July 1923.[3]

Services[edit]

Farnborough North is served by trains approximately every 60 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on Sundays. There are additional trains during peak periods on weekdays. The majority of trains operate between Reading and Redhill, with a few trains each day continuing to Gatwick Airport.[4]

For onward travel, the station is served by bus route 31,[5] operated by Fleet Buzz.[6] There is no taxi rank at the station.[1]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackwater   First Great Western
North Downs Line
  North Camp

Station facilities[edit]

At the station, there is a self-service ticket machine, a very small car park and disabled access to the platform. There is, however, no manned ticket office and no waiting room.[1][7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "First Great Western- Farnborough North". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 58. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ "First Great Western- North Downs Line timetable". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "National Rail-Onward travel information for Farnborough North Station". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fleet Buzz- Bus Information". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "National Rail Enquiries- Farnborough North Station". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Farnborough North railway station at Wikimedia Commons