Farncombe Station

Farncombe Station opened in 1897 and is a small village station serving Guildford and Godalming. It is served by South West Trains, which offer direct services to London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour.

A 22-year-old woman from Godalming has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article after a police officer was injured at Farncombe Station, Surrey.

Station history

Farncombe station opened in 1897 as a minor stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Godalming. It was built at the instigation of General Sir Frederick Marshall, a director of the London and South Western Railway Company who lived nearby at Broadwater.

The station has two platforms and a cafe on platform 1. There are also full barrier level crossings at each end of the platforms. The station is staffed all day, and ticket machines are available on both platforms. The station is managed by Station Garage, which is a family-run business that also has its own garage and petrol filling station.

In the Domesday Survey, there were three ancient mills in the parish, at Catteshull (mentioned 22 September 1453), Westbrook and Eashing; as well as a Southmill at Lalleborne. The village was the scene of a railway accident in 1925, when a steamroller was driven into part of a level crossing just after a passenger train from Portsmouth to London had passed through.

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Station facilities

Farncombe Station is located in the village of Farncombe, just north of Godalming. It is served by South West Trains on the Portsmouth Direct Line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Woking and Guildford. The station has two platforms and a cafe on platform 1. The station is staffed most of the time. There are also ticket machines on each platform.

On a typical weekday, there are 36 schedule rail journeys between Farncombe and London Waterloo, with 0 of these being direct trains. The average journey time is 2hrs. Travel to London Waterloo from Farncombe is usually less than £15.

It is a step-free category B Station. There is level access to Platform 1 (for trains towards London) and a ramp to Platform 2 for trains to Portsmouth. The Station has a car park which is pay and display. There is a wide range of parking options available in the surrounding area, from private driveways to multi-storey car parks. JustPark allows you to compare prices and book online in advance.

Assistance is available for customers boarding and alighting trains at all times, but this may be limited during busy periods. You can contact the company to request assistance up to four hours before you are due to travel. The assistance team will then advise you on how to proceed with your booking.

Station staff

The station is managed by South Western Railway (SWR). A team of volunteers works with the station staff to run a range of activities. These include a free coffee shop, art exhibitions and station news updates. The station also hosts a number of community events throughout the year.

The town of Godalming has a population of around 10,000. It is a market town and civil parish in the borough of Waverley in Surrey. It has a range of transport links and is served by the Portsmouth-London railway, Farncombe station and the local bus routes.

A woman in her 50s has died after being hit by a train at Farncombe Station. The victim was crossing the tracks at the time of the incident, which happened on Monday morning. Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The train she was struck by was travelling from Guildford to London Waterloo. She was taken to hospital but later died. Her next of kin has been informed.

A group of volunteers and the station staff have been working hard to improve the customer experience at Farncombe Station. The new facilities and improved cleanliness have been welcomed by customers and staff alike. The station is also one of five SWR stations to host the Arts @ the Station programme – displaying work from local schools including Charterhouse School in Godalming.

Station maps

Farncombe is bisected by a railway line and there are full barrier level crossings on both sides. If you are travelling from the station and the barriers are up it can take some time to cross, so plan ahead. There are also a number of railway footbridges at the station, which you can use to avoid this problem.

The station opened in 1897 as a minor stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Godalming. It is said to have been built at the instigation of General Sir Frederick Marshall, a director of the London and South Western Railway Company, who lived nearby at Broadwater.

A small village station, this image shows both platforms and part of the old metal bridge connecting them. The station is manned, and has a cafe on platform 1. There is also a car park with pay and display machines.

The station opened in 1897 and replaced the previous, older station at Godalming (Old) which continued to serve as a goods depot. At that time the passenger services were managed by William Henry Pearce, who lived in the 7 roomed station master’s house on Summers Road. He was still living there in 1913. By 1925 traffic had been taken over by the new Godalming station. The signal box at the junction of Farncombe Street and Station Road was replaced by the West Godalming Box.

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