Woldingham
National Rail
General information
LocationWoldingham, District of Tandridge
England
Grid referenceTQ359563
Managed bySouthern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeWOH
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Opened1 July 1885
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.289 million
2017/18Increase 0.306 million
2018/19Increase 0.324 million
2019/20Decrease 0.321 million
2020/21Decrease 87,854
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Woldingham railway station is on the Oxted line in the west of the civil parish and village of Woldingham in Surrey, England. It is 17 miles 15 chains (17.19 miles, 27.66 km) from London Bridge, although off peak trains run to and from London Victoria. The station is managed by Southern.

History

The station opened as Marden Park in 1885, one year after the line opened, with one waiting shelter and named after the manor in the west of Woldingham and north-east of Godstone.[1] The line was relatively late in the history of the railways due to the amount of earth-moving and chalk extraction required. The adjacent Station Lodge is at 128 metres (420 ft) above sea level (ordnance datum) and path below the viaduct immediately to the north is at 122 metres (400 ft), as the track ascends the remainder of the cutting and immediately south of the station enters a cutting. A tunnel follows to the south of approximately 1 mile (1.6 km).[2] It was renamed Woldingham in 1894.

The station appears briefly in the 1973 David Jason film White Cargo, at the 27:00 minute mark.[3]

Facilities

On the southbound platform, there is a self-service ticket machine and a manned ticket office which is staffed during weekday and Saturday mornings only. The ticket office also contains a waiting room and toilets which are open when the station is staffed. Both platforms have shelters, information screens and modern help points.[4] The station has a chargeable car park and bicycle storage is available at the station.[5]

Services

Off peak, all services at Woldingham are operated by Southern using Class 377 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[6]

During the peak hours, there are also Thameslink operated services between East Grinstead, London Bridge and Bedford. These services are operated using Class 700 EMUs.

Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
Southern
Thameslink

References

  1. ^ Malden, H.E., ed. (1912). "Parishes: Woldingham". A History of the County of Surrey. Vol. 4. London. pp. 339–341. Retrieved 21 April 2015 – via British History Online.
  2. ^ "Interactive Maps". Surrey County Council. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ "White Cargo (1973) Filming & Production". IMDb. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Woldingham station information". Southern. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Parking at Woldingham Station". APCOA Parking. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Timetable 29: Uckfield and East Grinstead to London" (PDF). Southern, December 2019.

Coordinates: 51°17′24″N 0°03′07″W / 51.290°N 0.052°W / 51.290; -0.052