Sandhurst railway station

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Sandhurst National Rail
Sandhurst Stn 2014.jpg
Sandhurst station in 2014.
Location
Place Sandhurst
Local authority Bracknell Forest
Grid reference SU833615
Operations
Station code SND
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*
2010/11 Decrease 0.128 million
2011/12 Increase 0.142 million
2012/13 Increase 0.148 million
2013/14 Increase 0.155 million
2014/15 Steady 0.155 million
History
1909 Opened
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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 Sandhurst from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Sandhurst railway station is a railway station in the town of Sandhurst in Berkshire, England. The station is managed by Great Western Railway, who operate services on the North Downs Line from Reading to Guildford, Redhill and Gatwick Airport. The station is 11 12 miles (18.5 km) south east of Reading.

Sandhurst Station has two platforms: Platform 1 for services towards Gatwick Airport and Platform 2 for services towards Reading. The station is unstaffed and has an enquiries and emergencies telephone situated at the bottom of Platform 1. The station uses LED-based live departure boards and audio announcements for reporting arrivals and delays to commuters. As of 2014, the station has neither a ticket office nor a ticket machine; tickets therefore have to be purchased on a train.[1]

History[edit]

A temporary station on this site existed between 1852 and 1853 but it was not until 1909 that the station opened permanently as 'Sandhurst Halt'. In around 1918, there were proposals to site a replacement station and goods yard a 1/4 of a mile northwards along the route, but seemingly, these never came to fruition.

Services[edit]

Sandhurst is served by trains approximately every 60 minutes in each direction Monday to Saturday, and every two hours on Sundays. There are additional trains during peak periods on weekdays. Most trains operate between Reading and Redhill via Guildford, though certain trains either terminate at Shalford or are extended to/from Gatwick Airport (all services run through to the airport on Sundays).[2]

See also[edit]

Bendigo (formerly Sandhurst) railway station, Australia or Sandhurst Road railway station, India

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandhurst (Berks) station". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Crowthorne   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  Blackwater

Coordinates: 51°20′46″N 0°48′14″W / 51.346°N 0.804°W / 51.346; -0.804