Benton is a major station in the Benton Zone. It is served by Stepford Connect services to Stepford Victoria, Beechley, Willowfield, Stepford Central, St Helens Bridge, Port Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Leighton Stepford Road, Edgemead, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea; Waterline services to Newry, Newry Harbour, Connolly, Greenslade, Morganstown and James Street; and Stepford Express services to Llyn-by-the-Sea, Leighton Stepford Road and Stepford Central.

Currently, this station serves as the hub for all Waterline services.

The Benton Signal Box is located near the station.

Track & Platform Layout

[- Terminus

<< Passing Service Direction

Platforms/Tracks Services/Use
1 Waterline services to Greenslade, James Street, Morganstown (from Benton Siding) and Connolly.
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[- Terminating Waterline services from Greenslade and Morganstown
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3 Waterline services to Newry and Newry Harbour
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>> Stepford Connect services to Port Benton, Leighton Stepford Road Stepford Airport Central, Edgemead, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea
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5
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[- Terminating Stepford Connect services from Leighton Stepford Road only.
6
7 Stepford Express services to Westwyvern, Llyn-by-the-Sea and Leighton Stepford Road
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-] Terminating Stepford Express services from Stepford Central
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9
10 Stepford Express services to Stepford Central only
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<< Stepford Connect services to Stepford Central, Stepford Victoria, St Helens Bridge, Beechley and Willowfield not from Port Benton
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12
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<< Stepford Connect services to Stepford Central, Stepford Victoria and Willowfield from Port Benton only
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Trivia

  • Benton has the second highest number of platforms out of all stations on the Stepford County Railway network, with a total of 13. It used to have lettered platforms which gave a total of 16 platforms. The station with the most platforms is currently Stepford Central, which has 15 platforms.
  • Benton was also the busiest station on the network until V1.1, with all trains and routes stopping there, even from all depots.
  • This used to be the second hub of Stepford Express before it was extended to Morganstown. It used to have more Stepford Express trains than Waterline trains because of it.
  • Benton only had three platforms when the game was originally released, but due to the number of routes that would run through the station, it was deemed not fit for that purpose, and the tracks were rerouted to a new station. The original entrance to the station no longer exists, and was replaced by the main entrance and the east concourse. The original station was later demolished and replaced.
  • Until V1.7, each platform entrance had signs for the destinations you could go to from each platform. These had not been updated between V1.0 and V1.6 and so were outdated and were later removed with the Benton upgrade.
  • This is one of the first Waterline stations.
  • Until Express was opened, in the old Benton, 4 platforms were unused, which gave this station the most unused platforms in all of SCR. All platforms have been in use since V1.4 and after the station's upgrade.
  • A walking route is provided from Benton to West Benton and even further down the line towards Stepford.
  • This station is one of 7 stations on the SCR network which is operated by Network Rail, not SCR.
  • Currently, every Waterline route stops at this station.
  • The old station resembled the old Birmingham New Street station, which was located in Birmingham, UK. After the station's upgrade, the station now resembles the current Birmingham New Street Station.
  • In real life, there is a station with the same name on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
  • This is the only station in the game with terminating only tracks in both directions.
  • The speed limit between here and West Benton used to be 75, but it was lowered to 45 from West Benton in V1.4.1 and to West Benton in V1.6.
  • This station received a major renovation in V1.7. This renovation removed 3 platforms (or added 5 platforms, depending on how you counted the platforms before the renovation) and brought more of a splash of colour and design. The upgrade also removed the East Concourse entrance, which was the last place you could see the old "rectangle" style ticket barriers.
  • When coming in from the Main Entrance, you'll be able to see "the eye" of Birmingham New Street Station, the station Benton is based off of. You can also see the shopping centre up above.


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