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National Rail
General information
LocationChilworth, Surrey, Guildford
Grid referenceTQ031472
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Other information
Station codeCHL
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened20 August 1849
Original companyReading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
2018/19Decrease 20,114
2019/20Increase 21,704
2020/21Decrease 5,904
2021/22Increase 17,202
2022/23Increase 23,712
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.


The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway opened the station in 1849 as "Chilworth and Albury",[1] although the village of Albury is over 1.2 miles (2 km) away.

British Railways destaffed the station in November 1967.[2] In 1978, the signal box was closed and the signalling controls were transferred to the two nearest staffed boxes at Shalford and Gomshall.[3] 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.[1] The station has two platforms, which can each accommodate a six-coach train.[4]


View from the roadway in 1984

All services at Chilworth are operated by Great Western Railway using Class 165 and 166 DMUs.

The typical off-peak service is one train every two hours in each direction between Reading via Guildford and Gatwick Airport. During the peak hours, the service is increased to one train per hour in each direction.[5]

On Sundays, eastbound services at the station run only as far as Redhill.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Western Railway


  1. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 1989, Fig. 33.
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1989, Fig. 37.
  3. ^ Mitchell & Smith 1989, Fig. 38.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Table 148 National Rail timetable, December 2023


  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1989). Guildford to Redhill. Country rail routes. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-9065-2063-0.

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