Dorking Deepdene railway station

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Dorking Deepdene National Rail
Dorking deepdene station.jpg
Location
Place Dorking
Local authority District of Mole Valley
Coordinates 51°14′20″N 0°19′30″W / 51.239°N 0.325°W / 51.239; -0.325Coordinates: 51°14′20″N 0°19′30″W / 51.239°N 0.325°W / 51.239; -0.325
Grid reference TQ171501
Operations
Station code DPD
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.338 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.162 million
2012/13 Increase 0.455 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.182 million
2013/14 Increase 0.464 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.190 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.444 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.207 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.419 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.212 million
History
Original company Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 February 1851 (1851-02-01) Station opened as "Box Hill and Leatherhead Road"
March 1851 Renamed "Box Hill"
1 January 1917 Temporarily closed
1 January 1919 Reopened
9 July 1923 Renamed "Deepdene"
11 May 1987 Renamed "Dorking (Deepdene)"
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dorking Deepdene from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dorking Deepdene railway station is in Dorking, Surrey, England.

The station and all trains serving it are operated by Great Western Railway. It is on the North Downs Line. It is one of three stations in Dorking. The other two are Dorking and Dorking West. The station is within walking distance of Dorking station and interchange on a through ticket is permitted.

There is no ticket office and the station is unstaffed. Tickets can be bought on trains or from the automatic ticket machine at the foot of the westbound platform stairs. The ticket office at Dorking station is open seven days a week and sells tickets for all National Rail services. The station is accessed by steps only and as such there is no disabled access to either platform.

History[edit]

The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway (RG&RR) was authorised in 1846 and opened in stages. One of the first parts to open was between Redhill and Dorking, on 4 July 1849;[1] the terminus was the present Dorking West station.

Redhill - Reading train in 1964

A second station in Dorking was opened on 1 February 1851 on the same route, and was originally named "Box Hill and Leatherhead Road"; this was shortened to "Box Hill" in March the same year.[2] The RG&RR was soon absorbed by the South Eastern Railway (SER).[1]

The station at Box Hill was temporarily closed from 1 January 1917, and reopened on 1 January 1919.[2] In the 1923 grouping the SER became part of the new Southern Railway, which on 9 June of that year renamed the station "Deepdene" to avoid confusion with Box Hill & Westhumble station.[3]

On 11 May 1987 British Railways renamed the station "Dorking (Deepdene)".[4] The station is 29 miles 65 chains (48.0 km) from Charing Cross, and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a four-coach train.[5]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is two trains per hour to Reading, and two to Redhill, of which one continues to Gatwick Airport. One of the two is a semi-fast working and calls at principal stations only (the through working to Gatwick), whilst the other stops at most intermediate stations. On Sundays, an hourly service operates each way to Reading & Gatwick Airport.[6] Trains are generally formed of 3 coaches.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Guildford   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
hourly semi-fast services
to Gatwick Airport
  Reigate
Dorking West   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
every two hours
  Betchworth
Gomshall   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
every two hours
  Reigate

Typical journey times[edit]

First Great Western Class 166 DMU at Dorking Deepdene

(December 2006 - May 2007 timetable)

Destination Platform Frequency
per hour
semi-fast
minutes
stopping
minutes
Betchworth 1 0.5 - 5
Reigate 1 2 8 10
Redhill 1 2 12 15
Gatwick Airport 1 1 24 -
Gomshall 2 0.5 - 8
Shalford 2 1 - 18
2 2 2 17 22
Wokingham 2 2 45 58
Reading 2 2 54 68

Between Guildford and Redhill the stopping service pattern alternates every hour off-peak:

Hour 1 2 Shalford Chilworth Gomshall Dorking Deepdene Reigate Redhill
Hour 2 2 Shalford Dorking West Dorking Deepdene Betchworth Reigate Redhill

In peak hours the stopping service calls at all stations in both directions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 41. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 41, 77
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 77, 81
  5. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3. 
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)

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