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Chilworth
National Rail
Chilworth Railway Station.jpg
General information
LocationChilworth, Surrey, Guildford
England
Grid referenceTQ031472
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCHL
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened20 August 1849
Original companyReading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Passengers
2016/17Increase 27,252
2017/18Decrease 24,120
2018/19Decrease 20,114
2019/20Increase 21,704
2020/21Decrease 5,904
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Chilworth railway station serves the village of Chilworth, Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by the Great Western Railway. It is on the North Downs Line, 39 miles 15 chains (39.19 miles, 63.07 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill.

History

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The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway opened the station in 1849 as "Chilworth and Albury", although the village of Albury is over 1.2 miles (2 km) away.

British Railways destaffed the station in November 1967. The signalling controls were transferred to the two nearest manned signal boxes at Shalford and Gomshall, for control of the track in between. The signal box was then officially closed.[citation needed] The original Victorian footbridge and road crossing gates from the station were removed, and sold for £1 to the artist David Shepherd. They were transported on BRS low loader trucks to Somerset, for re-use on the East Somerset Railway, Cranmore.[citation needed] The station is 39 miles 15 chains (63.1 km) from Charing Cross, and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a six-coach train.[1]

Services

The typical off-peak service on the North Downs Line (from December 2006) is one train every two hours between Reading and Redhill (extended to Gatwick Airport on Sundays).[2]

View from the roadway in 1984
View from the roadway in 1984
Preceding station
National Rail
National Rail
Following station
Shalford   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  Gomshall

References

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 51°12′54″N 0°31′30″W / 51.215°N 0.525°W / 51.215; -0.525