Farncombe railway station

Farncombe National Rail
Place Farncombe
Local authority Waverley
Grid reference SU976451
Station code FNC
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.593 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.583 million
2006/07 Increase 0.639 million
2007/08 Increase 0.702 million
2008/09 Increase 0.768 million
2009/10 Steady 0.768 million
2010/11 Increase 0.806 million
2011/12 Increase 0.827 million
2012/13 Increase 0.847 million
2013/14 Increase 0.860 million
2014/15 Increase 0.871 million
Key dates Opened 1897 (1897)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Farncombe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Farncombe railway station opened in 1897 as a minor stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Godalming, England. 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.[1]

The station lies in the centre of Farncombe, a northern suburb of Godalming. Nowadays it is served by South West Trains on the main line from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour. It would have been served by the old Southern Railway. Farncombe station is staffed most of the time, and has a café on platform 1. As well as the ticket office, Farncombe has two ticket machines, both of them on platform 1. There are two full barrier level crossings at Farncombe, one at each end of the station. The two platforms are connected by an old, metal, bridge. There is a large carpark located by the exit of platform 1, this is pay and display and is open all day, 7 days a week.


The classes of trains that use it are South West Trains class 444s and 450s with occasional freight workings. There are two stopping trains an hour and two fast trains (non-stop) an hour in each direction. These consist of:

2tph to London Waterloo via Woking

1tph to Portsmouth & Southsea (These services do not call at Milford and Witley)

1tph to Haslemere

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Guildford   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line (stopping services)


  1. Godalming Trust, Memories of Farncombe and Godalming with Supplement (1987), (p12)

Coordinates: 51°11′49″N 0°36′18″W / 51.197°N 0.605°W / 51.197; -0.605

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