Chilworth railway station

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Chilworth National Rail
Chilworth Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceChilworth, Surrey
Local authorityGuildford
Grid referenceTQ031472
Operations
Station codeCHL
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 23,466
2014/15Increase 25,910
2015/16Increase 26,498
2016/17Increase 27,252
2017/18Decrease 24,120
History
Key datesOpened 20 August 1849 (20 August 1849)
Original companyReading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
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 Chilworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Chilworth railway station serves the village of Chilworth, Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Great Western Railway. It is on the North Downs Line, 39 miles 15 chains (63.07 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill.

History[edit]

The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway opened the station in 1849 as "Chilworth and Albury", although the village of Albury is over 1.2 miles (2 km) away.

British Railways destaffed the station in November 1967. The signalling controls were transferred to the two nearest manned signal boxes at Shalford and Gomshall, for control of the track in between. The signal box was then officially closed.[citation needed] The original Victorian footbridge and road crossing gates from the station were removed, and sold for £1 to the artist David Shepherd. They were transported on BRS low loader trucks to Somerset, for re-use on the East Somerset Railway, Cranmore.[citation needed] The station is 39 miles 15 chains (63.1 km) from Charing Cross, and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a six-coach train.[1]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service on the North Downs Line (from December 2006) is one train every two hours between Reading and Redhill (extended to Gatwick Airport on Sundays).[2]

View from the roadway in 1984
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shalford   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  Gomshall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 51°12′54″N 0°31′30″W / 51.215°N 0.525°W / 51.215; -0.525