Belmont railway station serves the suburb of Belmont in the London Borough of Sutton in south London. The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, as part of the Epsom Downs branch line in 1865. The branch was originally laid as double track because of the race traffic, and was electrified in 1928. Now the branch has been singled for most of its length, and trains stopping at Belmont use only the Down platform. The Up platform still exists but is overgrown and cannot be accessed. The station was originally named California (the original name of the public house opposite, now called the Belmont Arms). The original station building was completely destroyed in 1940 by enemy action. A direct hit leaving very little at all to be rebuilt, temporary wooden structures were put in place, which in time were followed by a concrete structure (1970s) which was reduced to a mere basic shelter over the years. Refurbishment of the station concourse by Southern in 2004 effectively reduced the infrastructure to a platform with a modern shelter and ticket-machine.
This is a very quiet unmanned station, only when trains are due will you see any passengers during off peak hours, even then it is only a handful.
The cache is a magnetic narrower than a standard 35mm Film Canister and has a log book but does not contain a pencil. Please bring your own