Farncombe railway station

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Farncombe National Rail
Farncombe Railway Station (South), 2007.jpg
Location
PlaceFarncombe
Local authorityWaverley
Grid referenceSU976451
Operations
Station codeFNC
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.860 million
2014/15Increase 0.871 million
2015/16Decrease 0.865 million
2016/17Increase 0.885 million
2017/18Decrease 0.862 million
History
Key datesOpened 1897 (1897)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Farncombe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Farncombe railway station opened in 1897 as a minor stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Godalming, England. It is said to have been built at the instigation of General Sir Frederick Marshall, a director of the London and South Western Railway Company, who lived nearby at Broadwater.[1]

The station lies in the centre of Farncombe, a northern suburb of Godalming. Nowadays it is served by South Western Railway on the line from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, 33.5 miles (53.9 km) from Waterloo. It was served by the old Southern Railway. Farncombe station is staffed most of the time, and has a café on platform 1. There are two full barrier level crossings at Farncombe, one at each end of the station. The two platforms are connected by an old, metal, bridge.

Services[edit]

As of May 2019, the current off-peak service in trains per hour is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Guildford   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Godalming

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godalming Trust, Memories of Farncombe and Godalming with Supplement (1987), (p12)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°11′49″N 0°36′18″W / 51.197°N 0.605°W / 51.197; -0.605