Godalming (GOD)

Godalming is a stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Farncombe and Milford.

Information
Type: National Rail
(Portsmouth Direct Line)
Station code: GOD
Opened: 1859
Platforms: 2
Godalming's first station was opened in 1849 by the London & South Western Railway as a single platform terminus. This was replaced by the current station (though the original station remained in use for passenger services until 1897) by a new station was opened in 1859 as the line was continued South to Havant.

The original station was retained as a goods yard, the original station building being used as the office. The yard was closed in 1969 [1].

The original station building still exists and is in a good condition with the original style canopy. However the shelter on the up platform (platform 1) have been replaced by modern shelters [2]. A modern footbridge with lifts is a recent addition, replacing a subway.

Godalming is managed by South Western Railway, there are usually at least two trains an hour in each direction.
SWR 444 014 departs for Portsmouth

One side of the station now has modern shelters

Main station building 
A SWR service prepares to depart

Looking down line towards (eventually) Portsmouth

A London Waterloo bound service passes through

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Woking to Portsmouth (Middleton Press, 1985) Fig. 38
[2] Ibid. Fig. 43