Leatherhead railway station

Leatherhead Railway Station

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Leatherhead railway station is a railway station serving the town of Leatherhead in Surrey, England. The station is managed by Southern, who provide train services along with South West Trains.

It is situated at the junction of the Sutton & Mole Valley Line with a branch to Effingham Junction on the New Guildford Line.


The present station is one of four that have served Leatherhead over the years (although two were ever intended to be only temporary). Both the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) and the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) had plans to build a railway line into Leatherhead, and an agreement was reached that one would build the line on condition that the other was granted equal running rights over it. However, each company built its own station a few hundred yards apart from each other: the LBSCR on its line to Dorking and Horsham and the LSWR on its line to Guildford. The lines through the two stations met a short distance to the north, and the joint line continued towards Epsom.

Following the grouping of 1923 caused by the Grouping, the LBSCR and LSWR both became part of the Southern Railway, and having two stations was deemed unnecessary. So, in 1927, the line from Guildford was diverted to join the former LBSCR line to the south of their station.

The LBSCR station is the one that survives, although the Stationmaster's House (an integral part of the main building) is boarded up along with the building on Platform 2. The only...
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