Nutfield railway station

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Nutfield National Rail
Nutfield
Location
Place Nutfield
Local authority Tandridge
Coordinates 51°13′37″N 0°07′59″W / 51.227°N 0.133°W / 51.227; -0.133Coordinates: 51°13′37″N 0°07′59″W / 51.227°N 0.133°W / 51.227; -0.133
Grid reference TQ304491
Operations
Station code NUF
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  92,602
2005/06 Increase 96,157
2006/07 Increase 99,557
2007/08 Increase 0.109 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.105 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.104 million
2010/11 Decrease 99,230
2011/12 Increase 0.108 million
2012/13 Increase 0.117 million
History
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 January 1884 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Nutfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Nutfield railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Nutfield, Surrey, England. It is about a mile south of Nutfield in South Nutfield, a settlement which did not exist before the coming of the railway. Since December 2008 the station, and all trains serving it, have been operated by Southern, following the ending of the previous Southeastern service.

History[edit]

A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Nutfield railway station.

The railway line between Redhill and Tonbridge was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 26 May 1842.[1] Nutfield station opened on that line on 1 January 1884,[2] although a public siding named 'Mid Street' had been provided here from an early date.[3]

The station buildings were similar in style to those at Sandling Junction, although no footbridge was provided at Nutfield. Until electrification all passengers crossed the lines at rail level at the Western end of platforms, close to the signal box.[3]

For many years a private siding from Nutfield station served the chemical works of the Nutfield Manufacturing Company, situated Southwest of the station on the site of a former brickworks.[3]

Goods facilities were withdrawn in January 1966, and coal traffic ceased in November of that year. Partial staffing ended on 5 November 1967, and the buildings were subsequently demolished. The signal box remained in use until 10 May 1970.[3]

In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extension of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.

Station facilities[edit]

The two platforms are now linked by a footbridge.

Trains heading to Tonbridge have an information board displaying the next train details, and in May 2011 an information board was installed on Platform 1 which heads to Redhill and London.

In 2008, a PERTIS machine was installed at this station at the entrance to the Redhill-bound platform.

Services[edit]

The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge railway station, and west to London Bridge via Redhill and East Croydon.

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Southern

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 284. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 176. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mitchell, V.; Smith, K. (1990). Redhill to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. figs. 16-20. ISBN 0-906520-73-8.