Oxted (OXT)

Oxted is a stop on the Oxted Line in Surrey between Woldingham and Hurst Green.
Southern 171 201 at Oxted

Type: National Rail (Oxted Line)
Station code: OXT
Opened: 1884
Platforms: 3

Oxted was built as a joint effort by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and South Eastern Railway (a joint company was formed called the Croydon, Oxted and East Grinstead Railway) on the line between South Croydon and East Grinstead [1]. The station opened in 1884.

The line, which became known as the Oxted Line, was operated by steam and later diesel multiple units (in particular Class 3D / 207 "Oxted" Units [2]). The line through Oxted was electrified in 1987 [3]. Services to Uckfield are still operated by diesel multiple units however (nowadays Class 171s) as the Uckfield Branch has not been electrified.

The station has three platforms, one is a bay for services to Uckfield. Access between the platforms is via a tunnel. The station is managed by Southern.
One of the station entrances

Thameslink 700 134 arrives at the station

Main station building

Under the platforms

A Southern service prepares to depart, the bay platform is on the left

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Branch Lines to Tunbridge Wells (Middleton Press, 1988) Fig. 1
[2] Kevin Robertson & Hugh Abbinnett, Southern Region DEMUs (Ian Allan, 2012) p. 55
[3] Mitchell & Smith. Fig. 5