Chilworth railway station

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Chilworth National Rail
Chilworth Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Chilworth, Surrey
Local authority Guildford
Grid reference TQ031472
Operations
Station code CHL
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 19,302
2012/13 Increase 21,016
2013/14 Increase 23,466
2014/15 Increase 25,910
2015/16 Increase 26,498
History
Key dates Opened 20 August 1849 (20 August 1849)
Original company Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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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.
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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.

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 handed over 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 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