Banstead railway station

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Banstead National Rail
Banstead station building.JPG
Banstead is located in Surrey
Location of Banstead in Surrey
Location Banstead
Local authority Borough of Reigate and Banstead
Managed by Southern
Station code BAD
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 1
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.128 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.135 million[1]
2013–14 Decrease 0.131 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.139 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 0.164 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
22 May 1865 Opened as Banstead
1 June 1898 Renamed Banstead and Burgh Heath
August 1928 Renamed Banstead
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°19′45.1″N 0°12′47.5″W / 51.329194°N 0.213194°W / 51.329194; -0.213194Coordinates: 51°19′45.1″N 0°12′47.5″W / 51.329194°N 0.213194°W / 51.329194; -0.213194
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Banstead railway station serves the Village of Banstead in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey. Its wider definition of Banstead Village and Nork wards is relevant here as both are equally well served by it, as it lies narrowly in the latter. The station and all trains are operated by Southern, and is on the Epsom Downs line, part of the Sutton & Mole Valley Line services.

Housing and gardens in Banstead in this area border Greater London 500m away to the north, accordingly since January 2006 the station has been included in Travelcard Zone 6. The station lies some distance to the north-west of the High Street, on the edge of Banstead Downs.

Station buildings[edit]

The station in 1961

The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, as part of the Epsom Downs branch line, on 22 May 1865. The branch was originally laid as double track because of the race traffic, and was electrified on 17 June 1928. In the 1940s the station's name was painted in large letters on the roof, in order to help as a navigation tool for pilots coming into Croydon Airport. Due to the destruction by fire of the Epsom Downs signal box in November 1981, the branch was singled for most of its length in October 1982, and trains stopping at Banstead now use only the Down platform, where there is a shelter, although the Up platform still exists.

Train services[edit]

All services at the station are operated by Southern using Class 377 and Class 455 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train an hour, to London Victoria, and back again, via Sutton, West Croydon and Norbury. After 7pm these services run via Crystal Palace rather than Norbury. There is no service on Sundays.[2]

There is an electronic display showing arrivals and departures. A ticket machine was installed in October 2011 replacing a Permit to Travel machine and there are also 2 Oystercard readers.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 180 (Network Rail)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Belmont   Southern
Sutton & Mole Valley Lines
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Epsom Downs