Longcross railway station

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Longcross National Rail
Longcross
Location
Place Longcross
Local authority Runnymede
Grid reference SU978660
Operations
Station code LNG
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  266
2005/06 Increase 345
2006/07 Increase 2,637
2007/08 Increase 5,353
2008/09 Increase 7,596
2009/10 Increase 9,650
2010/11 Increase 10,686
2011/12 Increase 12,300
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Longcross from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Longcross railway station is centred 1 mile (1.6 km) from the locality of Longcross in Surrey, England on the border of the former parishes of Virginia Water and Lyne and Longcross (a current civil parish) in part of the large wooded sandy heath known as Surrey Heath (which is larger than the area of the district of the same name) and is served as a minor stop by South West Trains on the main line serving the towns of Bracknell and Ascot from London, the Waterloo to Reading Line. The station is not adjacent to a road but can be reached from the south along Burma Road, a road from the east-west B386 which skirts the western side of the Longcross QinetiQ site before narrowing to a track then a footpath, or else by crossing Wentworth Golf Course to the north.

It is also adjacent to parts of the Wentworth Estate and Chobham Common.

Filming[edit]

In Autumn 2006 a more regular service was provided at Longcross station, with many trains making unscheduled stop due to filming at the QinetiQ site for a new BBC drama, HolbyBlue, a spin-off of Holby City. Three further dramas also used Longcross for filming in 2006: a political drama made by World Productions; Jekyll by Hartswood Films; and the second series of Hyperdrive, a BBC comedy series. Another drama Echo Falls was partly shot at Longcross. This makes use of the mixed pineferous, gorse and heather landscape of wet and semi-wet upland heath, a rare soil type.[1]

The BBC Ghost Story for Christmas "View from a Hill" (by M.R. James) used the station as a location for the opening and closing scenes.

Services[edit]

As of May 2011 the station is served by peak hour trains on Mondays to Fridays:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Virginia Water   South West Trains
Waterloo-Reading
  Sunningdale

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Coordinates: 51°23′06″N 0°35′42″W / 51.385°N 0.595°W / 51.385; -0.595