Earlswood (Surrey) railway station

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Earlswood (Surrey) National Rail
Earlswood frontage 16-08-07.JPG
Location
Place Earlswood
Local authority Reigate and Banstead
Coordinates 51°13′37″N 0°10′16″W / 51.227°N 0.171°W / 51.227; -0.171Coordinates: 51°13′37″N 0°10′16″W / 51.227°N 0.171°W / 51.227; -0.171
Grid reference TQ278491
Operations
Station code ELD
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.443 million
2012/13 Increase 0.452 million
2013/14 Increase 0.467 million
2014/15 Increase 0.480 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.468 million
History
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 August 1868 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Earlswood (Surrey) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Earlswood railway station serves Earlswood, south of Redhill, in Surrey, England. It is on the Brighton Main Line, south of the junction between the 'Redhill line' and the 'Quarry line'. Train services are provided by Southern.

History[edit]

Earlswood station was opened by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway on 1 August 1868.[1] The station was rebuilt with four platforms in 1906 at the time of the quadrupling of the main line. The platforms on the fast lines were closed in the 1980s.

Facilities[edit]

The main platform at Earlswood station

Free parking is available at the station. There is a ticket office.

Services[edit]

Earlswood is served by the Redhill route: London Bridge to Horsham.

The off-peak services are:

Services towards London Bridge call at Redhill, Merstham, Coulsdon South, Purley, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, New Cross Gate and London Bridge.

Services towards Horsham call at Salfords, Horley, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges, Crawley, Ifield, Faygate, Littlehaven and Horsham.

The peak services include more services to London Bridge as well as London Victoria. There are also services to coastal locations such as Littlehampton.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Redhill   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Salfords

Although the station is outside Greater London, Oyster cards can be used.

Future developments[edit]

The Thameslink Programme (formerly Thameslink 2000) project proposes to turn some of the Southern services over to the expanded Thameslink network under First Capital Connect. This will see services that currently terminate at London Bridge continuing through Central London and north wards via the Midland Main Line or East Coast Main Line to destinations such as Peterborough. The Thameslink Programme is centred on 12 car long trains, thus Earlswood station could potentially have its platforms lengthened as they can only currently accommodate 10 car long trains.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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