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

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

The Benton Signal Box is located near the station, which controls Zone F.

Track & Platform Layout

[- -] Terminus

<< >> Passing Service Direction

== Track

Platforms/Tracks Services/Use
1 Waterline services to Connolly, James Street, Morganstown (from Benton Siding) and Greenslade; and Stepford Express services to Leighton City and Llyn-by-the-Sea
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[- Terminating, Waterline services to Morganstown and Greenslade

Terminating, Stepford Express services to Llyn-by-the-Sea

2
3 Waterline and Stepford Express services to Newry Harbour and Newry
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== Unused Track
>> Stepford Connect services to Port Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Leighton City, Leighton West (from Coxly Bypass Siding), Edgemead, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea
4
5
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[- Terminating, Stepford Connect services to Leighton City and Leighton West
6
7 Stepford Express services to Leighton City and Llyn-by-the-Sea
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-] Terminating, Stepford Express services to Stepford Central
-] 8
9
10 Stepford Express services to Stepford Central
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<< Stepford Connect services (not from Port Benton) to Willowfield, Beechley, Stepford Victoria, Stepford Central and St Helens Bridge
11
12
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<< Stepford Connect services (from Port Benton) to Willowfield, Stepford Victoria and Stepford Central
13

Services

Platform(s) Previous station Route Next station
1 West Benton
Waterline Emoji.png R010
to Greenslade
Port Benton
Waterline Emoji.png R011
Waterline Emoji.png R012
to Connolly
Cambridge Street Parkway
Waterline Emoji.png R014
to James Street
Newry
Express Emoji.png R083
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Morganstown
Express Emoji.png R084
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Leighton Stepford Road
Eden Quay
Express Emoji.png R086
to Leighton City
1-2 Terminus
Waterline Emoji.png R013
to Greenslade
Port Benton
Waterline Emoji.png R015
to Morganstown
Express Emoji.png R085
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Morganstown
3 Port Benton
Waterline Emoji.png R010
to Newry
West Benton
Cambridge Street Parkway
Waterline Emoji.png R011
Waterline Emoji.png R014
to Newry
Waterline Emoji.png R012
to Newry Harbour
Morganstown
Express Emoji.png R083
to Newry
Newry
Leighton Stepford Road
Express Emoji.png R084
to Newry Harbour
Express Emoji.png R086
to Newry
Eden Quay
4-5 Coxly
Connect Emoji.png R001
Connect Emoji.png R005
Connect Emoji.png R033
to Stepford Airport Central
Benton Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R002
Connect Emoji.png R006
Connect Emoji.png R032
to Port Benton
Port Benton
Connect Emoji.png R003
Connect Emoji.png R045
to Leighton City
Benton Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R004
Connect Emoji.png R009
to Edgemead
Connect Emoji.png R024
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Connect Emoji.png R025
Connect Emoji.png R035
to Westwyvern
Connect Emoji.png R026
Connect Emoji.png R036
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Hampton Hargate
6 Terminus
Connect Emoji.png R039
to Leighton City
Benton Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R044
to Leighton West
7 St Helens Bridge
Express Emoji.png R076
to Leighton City
Leighton Stepford Road
Express Emoji.png R077
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
Stepford Central
Express Emoji.png R078
to Llyn-by-the-Sea
8-9 Stepford Central
Express Emoji.png R075
to Stepford Central
Terminus
St Helens Bridge
Express Emoji.png R079
to Stepford Central
10 Leighton Stepford Road
Express Emoji.png R076
Express Emoji.png R077
to Stepford Central
St Helens Bridge
Express Emoji.png R078
to Stepford Central
Stepford Central
11-12 Benton Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R001
Connect Emoji.png R003
Connect Emoji.png R024
to Stepford Central
Coxly
Connect Emoji.png R004
Connect Emoji.png R025
to St Helens Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R005
Connect Emoji.png R009
Connect Emoji.png R045
to Stepford Victoria
Hampton Hargate
Connect Emoji.png R026
to Stepford Victoria
Benton Bridge
Connect Emoji.png R033
to Beechley
Hampton Hargate
Connect Emoji.png R036
to Willowfield
13 Port Benton
Connect Emoji.png R002
to Stepford Central
Connect Emoji.png R006
to Stepford Victoria
Connect Emoji.png R032
to Willowfield

Announcements of Benton

Platform
Stepford Connect
Waterline
AirLink & Stepford Express


Trivia

  • Benton has the second highest number of platforms out of all stations on the SCR network, with a total of 13. It used to have lettered platforms which gave a total of 16 platforms, which meant it used to have the most 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 (after Stepford Central) before it was extended via 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 passengers 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 Stepford 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.
    • There used to be a walking route between here and Port Benton, but after the station upgrade, the road and the pathways were removed for an unknown reason.
  • This station is one of 7 stations on the SCR network which was operated by Network Rail.
  • Every Waterline route stops here.
  • This station has step-free access.
    • This station was not wheelchair accessible before being revamped in V1.7.
  • 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 MPH, but it was lowered to 45 MPH 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 the platforms are counted 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 players could see the old "rectangle" style ticket barriers.
  • When coming in from the Main Entrance, players will be able to see "the eye" of Birmingham New Street Station, the station Benton is based off of. They can also see the shopping centre up above.
  • This station is one of three multi-line through stations that are always stopped at by every route that approaches it, with the others being Stepford Central and Leighton City.
  • Prior to the station overhaul in V1.7, players could buy SUFC merch from a stand right outside the station.
  • If a player is driving R013 (to Greenslade), R015 (to Morganstown), R039 (to Leighton City), R044 (to Leighton West), R075 or R079 (to Stepford Central) or R085 (to Llyn-by-the-Sea) towards this station, and attempts to bypass Platforms 2, 6 or 8, the driver will be despawned with the message "Buffers don't like to be eaten", despite that there aren't actually any buffers at the end of those terminating platforms.
    • In addition, even though those platforms are not dead-end platforms, the track layout display on the Signalling Desks shows them as such.
  • Strangely, there is an unused through track located between Platform 3 and 4.
  • A series of electric boxes was added in V1.9, between Coxly and Benton. However, little players noticed it as it was barely noticeable when driving at full speed.
  • The HST (4 car variant) cannot terminate at Platform 9 because it is too short. However, it can still terminate at Platform 8 as normal.

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