Farnborough North railway station

Farnborough North railway station is a railway station in the town of Farnborough in Hampshire, 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.[1]

Farnborough North National Rail
Farnborough north station.jpg
Location
PlaceFarnborough
Local authorityRushmoor
Coordinates51°18′07″N 0°44′35″W / 51.302°N 0.743°W / 51.302; -0.743Coordinates: 51°18′07″N 0°44′35″W / 51.302°N 0.743°W / 51.302; -0.743
Grid referenceSU877566
Operations
Station codeFNN
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.666 million
– Interchange  6,318
2015/16Decrease 0.647 million
– Interchange Decrease 5,707
2016/17Increase 0.657 million
– Interchange Decrease 3,249
2017/18Decrease 0.637 million
– Interchange Decrease 2,460
2018/19Increase 0.673 million
– Interchange Increase 3,964
History
Original companySouth Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
4 July 1849Opened as Farnborough
9 July 1923Renamed Farnborough North
National RailUK railway stations
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 Farnborough North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

It is one of two stations in Farnborough; the other, Farnborough (Main), is situated on the South Western Main Line and is considerably busier.

HistoryEdit

The Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway (RG&RR) was authorised in 1846 and opened in stages. One of the first two sections to open was between Reading and Farnborough, on 4 July 1849.[2] Originally named Farnborough, the station was renamed Farnborough North on 9 July 1923.[3]

ServicesEdit

Farnborough North 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. The majority of trains operate between Reading and Redhill, with a few trains each day continuing to Gatwick Airport.[4] A few trains also terminate at Shalford.

There is no taxi rank at the station.[1]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Blackwater   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  North Camp

Station facilitiesEdit

At the station, there is a self-service ticket machine, a very small car park and disabled access to the platform. There is, however, no manned ticket office and no waiting room.[1][5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "First Great Western- Farnborough North". Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. ^ James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 58. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 94. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ "First Great Western- North Downs Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  5. ^ "National Rail Enquiries- Farnborough North Station". Retrieved 29 May 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Farnborough North railway station at Wikimedia Commons