Effingham Junction railway station

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Effingham Junction National Rail
Effingham Junction
Location
Place Effingham
Local authority Guildford
Grid reference TQ102558
Operations
Station code EFF
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.264 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.251 million
2006/07 Increase 0.265 million
2007/08 Increase 0.302 million
2008/09 Increase 0.306 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.276 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.268 million
2011/12 Increase 0.285 million
2012/13 Increase 0.303 million
History
Key dates Opened 1888 (1888)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Effingham Junction from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal
Platform view (1991)

Effingham Junction railway station is just north of the far northern border of the village of Effingham, closer to the centre of East Horsley, homes of which it borders, in Surrey, England. Although the station takes its name from the former town, and the immediate vicinity has itself become known as Effingham Junction, it is actually in the latter. Effingham Junction is at the junction of the New Guildford Line, from London Waterloo to Guildford, and the line from Leatherhead, which carries trains from London Waterloo via Epsom.

The London and South Western Railway opened the station in 1888, three years after completing the two routes that serve it.[1] Both routes were subsequently electrified by the Southern Railway in 1925 and for many years it served as the terminus for trains from the Epsom direction, with a 7-road carriage shed south of the station provided by the SR to allow empty EMU sets to be reversed and stabled clear of the main running lines.[2] This still stands, though it ceased to be used for carriage storage in 1993 - it is now used by Colas Rail as a maintenance base for Network Rail MPVs and track machines.[3]

The station is managed and primarily serviced by South West Trains, though Southern also provides some peak period services. The latter are a holdover from the British Rail-era timetables of the 1970s and 1980s, when the Epsom line had regular services to London Victoria as well as to Waterloo.[4] It was also served in the late 1980s/early 1990s by Thameslink services between Luton and Guildford via Herne Hill & Sutton, but these ended in 1994 shortly before the privatisation of the UK railway network.[5]

Services[edit]

South West Trains[6]

Southern (Peak Time Only)[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Body, p.88
  2. ^ A view of the carriage shed at Effingham Junction in February 1983Railway Herald; Retrieved 2015-03-01
  3. ^ MPVs at Effingham Junctionwww.bloodandcustard.com; Retrieved 2015-03-01
  4. ^ Body, p.89
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 1994 Edition, Table 52
  6. ^ GB NRT December 2014-May 2015, Table 152
  7. ^ GB NRT 2014-15, Table 182

References[edit]

  • Body, G. (1984), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Southern Region, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge, ISBN 0-85059-664-5

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon   South West Trains
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
  Horsley
Bookham South West Trains
Mole Valley Line
Bookham Branch
Bookham   Southern
Peak periods only
  Horsley

Coordinates: 51°17′28″N 0°25′12″W / 51.291°N 0.420°W / 51.291; -0.420