Nutfield railway station

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Nutfield National Rail
Nutfield Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceNutfield
Local authorityTandridge
Coordinates51°13′37″N 0°07′59″W / 51.227°N 0.133°W / 51.227; -0.133Coordinates: 51°13′37″N 0°07′59″W / 51.227°N 0.133°W / 51.227; -0.133
Grid referenceTQ304491
Operations
Station codeNUF
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.115 million
2014/15Decrease 0.106 million
2015/16Decrease 93,694
2016/17Decrease 78,296
2017/18Increase 84,096
History
Original companySouth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 January 1884Opened
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 Nutfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Nutfield railway station is on the Redhill to Tonbridge Line and serves Nutfield, Surrey, England. It is about a mile south of Nutfield itself, located in South Nutfield, a settlement which did not exist before the coming of the railway. It is 24 miles 47 chains (39.57 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill.

Since 2008 the station, and all trains serving it, have been operated by Southern, following the ending of the previous Southeastern service.

History[edit]

A 1905 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Nutfield railway station.

The railway line between Redhill and Tonbridge was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 26 May 1842.[1] Nutfield station opened on that line on 1 January 1884,[2] although a public siding named 'Mid Street' had been provided here from an early date.[3]

The station buildings were similar in style to those at Sandling Junction, although no footbridge was provided at Nutfield. The buildings were demolished in the late 1960s. Until electrification all passengers crossed the lines at rail level at the Western end of platforms, close to the signal box.[3]

For many years a private siding from Nutfield station served the chemical works of the Nutfield Manufacturing Company, situated Southwest of the station on the site of a former brickworks.[3]

Goods facilities were withdrawn in January 1966, and coal traffic ceased in November of that year. Full-time staffing ended on 5 November 1967 but staff was frequently provided at morning commuter peak hours until around 1990. The signal box remained in use until 10 May 1970.[3]

In 1993 the line was electrified and services started to run through to London rather than being an extension of the Reading to Tonbridge North Downs Line service.

Station facilities[edit]

The two platforms are now linked by a footbridge.

Trains heading to Tonbridge have an information board displaying the next train details, and in May 2011 an information board was installed on Platform 1 which heads to Redhill and London.

In 2008, a PERTIS machine was installed at this station at the entrance to the Redhill-bound platform.

Services[edit]

The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge, calling at Godstone, Edenbridge, Penshurst, Leigh and Tonbridge, and west to Redhill, calling at Redhill only

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Southern

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 284. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 176. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ a b c d Mitchell, V.; Smith, K. (1990). Redhill to Ashford. Midhurst: Middleton Press. figs. 16-20. ISBN 0-906520-73-8.