Nutfield railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||South Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern and Chatham Railway|
|1 January 1884||Opened|
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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 in South Nutfield, a settlement which did not exist before the coming of the railway. Since December 2008 the station, and all trains serving it, have been operated by Southern, following the ending of the previous Southeastern service.
The railway line between Redhill and Tonbridge was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 26 May 1842. Nutfield station opened on that line on 1 January 1884, although a public siding named 'Mid Street' had been provided here from an early date.
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.
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.
Goods facilities were withdrawn in January 1966, and coal traffic ceased in November of that year.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.
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.
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.
The typical off peak service is one train per hour east to Tonbridge, calling at Godstone, Edenbridge, Penshurst, Leigh and Tonbridge, and west to London Victoria, calling at Redhill, East Croydon, Clapham Junction and London Victoria.
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