Bentley (Hampshire) railway station

Bentley (Hampshire) National Rail

Bentley railway station
Place Bentley
Local authority East Hampshire
Coordinates 51°10′52″N 0°52′05″E / 51.181°N 0.868°E / 51.181; 0.868Coordinates: 51°10′52″N 0°52′05″E / 51.181°N 0.868°E / 51.181; 0.868
Grid reference SU792430
Station code BTY
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.134 million
2011/12 Increase 0.137 million
2012/13 Increase 0.138 million
2013/14 Increase 0.143 million
2014/15 Increase 0.151 million
Key dates Opened July 1854 (July 1854)
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bentley (Hampshire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1963

Bentley railway station serves the village of Bentley in Hampshire, England. It is situated on the Alton Line, between Farnham and Alton. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

The village of Bentley and the hamlet of Isington are roughly the same distance from the station.


Bentley was the northern terminus of the Bentley and Bordon Light Railway, built in 1905 to serve the military camp at Bordon. Built with assistance of the British Army, the line closed to passengers in 1957 (remaining open to serve traffic to the Longmoor Military Railway in times of emergency) and closed to all traffic in 1966; the track was lifted later that same year.[1]

In June 2009, the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) issued a report (Connecting Communities: Expanding Access to the Rail Network),[2] which proposed the reinstatement of the line between Bentley and Bordon, as one of 20 schemes that are recommended for further consultation. 14 of these are reinstatements of lines closed in the Beeching cuts.


Trains operate between Alton and London Waterloo, typically every 30 minutes in each direction, every day of the week. However, as Bentley is the least used station on the line, generally speaking alternate trains omit the stop at Bentley, meaning it has an hourly service. Faster services to London also pass through, but do not stop.

Despite the station having two platforms, the majority of the trains stop at, or pass through platform 1. Platform 2 is only used during peak hours or on Sundays, when the station is used as a passing loop.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Farnham   South West Trains
Alton Line
Disused railways
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

Bordon Light Railway
  Kingsley Halt


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