Milford (MLF)

Milford serves the village of Milford (though is nearly a kilometre and a half away from it) on the Portsmouth Direct Line, the station is between Godalming and Witley. The station is sometimes referred to as Milford (Surrey) in timetables and other displays.

Type: National Rail
(Portsmouth Direct Line)
Station code: MLF
Opened: 1859
Platforms: 2
The station was opened in 1859 and was the first passing place on what was originally a single track line from Godalming to Havant [1]. The station building is original though the canopy was a later addition. An unusual feature of the station building is that access to it only available from the platform. There is a booking office though it is only open in on weekdays.

Due to a level crossing at the Portsmouth end of the platforms a signal box was provided though it was finally closed in 1973. The station once had a siding for Hambledon Rural District Council though it (and indeed the council) are now long gone.

Access between the platforms is via a footbridge, this is also the preferred way for pedestrians to cross the level crossing. The station is managed by South Western Railway who provide an hourly service in both directions between Haslemere or Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo.
Station building

Portsmouth bound SWR 444 005 departs

Station view from the footbridge

Station building view from the opposite platform, the footbridge can be seen on the left

Looking towards Portsmouth, the level crossing and footbridge can be seen

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Woking to Portsmouth (Middleton Press, 1985) Fig. 46