Oxshott railway station

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Oxshott National Rail
Oxshott
Location
Place Oxshott
Local authority Elmbridge
Grid reference TQ141609
Operations
Station code OXS
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   0.382 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.376 million
2006/07 Increase 0.396 million
2007/08 Increase 0.452 million
2008/09 Increase 0.462 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.444 million
2010/11 Increase 0.454 million
History
Key dates Opened 1885 (1885)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Oxshott from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Oxshott railway station serves the village of Oxshott, in Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South West Trains on the New Guildford Line, and is served by trains from London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham.

History[edit]

The station opened as Oxshott and Fairmile, at a time when the village was like Fairmile remains, less than a village and did not have any place of worship. The brickfields here facilitated a short third line from them which helped to build the homes of London, see Oxshott.

Services[edit]

South West Trains operate the services on the line, and there are trains every 30 minutes in each direction. Northbound trains to London Waterloo call at all stations to Surbiton, then run fast to Wimbledon and calling at all stations after that apart from Queenstown Road. Southbound trains run to Guildford and stop at all stations on the way.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Claygate   South West Trains
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
  Cobham &
Stoke d'Abernon

Incidents[edit]

The aftermath of the accident, showing the A244 road bridge, from which the lorry fell, viewed from the station platform, looking towards Claygate.

On 5 November 2010, at approximately 3:30pm, a cement mixer lorry fell off a bridge crossing over the railway line close to Oxshott railway station, and landed on carriages of a passing train.[1] No-one was killed. Witnesses stated that the rear of the lorry crashed through the parapet of the bridge and dragged the whole vehicle over the side of the bridge.[2] The eight-carriage train, operated by South West Trains, was working the 1505 Guildford to London Waterloo.[1] The train was formed of two Class 455 electric multiple units. The lorry, loaded with concrete and weighing 24 tonnes, landed on the sixth carriage, severely crushing the end of the roof.[3] Further damage was sustained to the fifth and sixth, seventh and eighth carriages, with the latter being derailed at its trailing bogie, although the train remained upright.[3] British Transport Police reported that six people on board the train sustained minor injuries whilst the driver of the lorry had sustained more serious injuries.[1] This was later revised to two serious and five minor injuries.[3] The Class 455 electric multiple unit involved has since been fully repaired using a rebuilt carriage from a Class 210 diesel multiple unit and is expected to be returned to passenger service in late Spring 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Several injured as lorry falls on to a train". BBC News. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Clinnick, Richard. "Lorry lands on train after plunging through bridge". Rail (Bauer Media) (657, 17–30 November 2010): 6–7. 
  3. ^ a b c "Investigation into an accident involving a heavy goods vehicle and a train near Oxshott, Surrey, on 5 November 2010". Rail Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "South West Trains gets damaged train back after £1.6M rebuild". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°20′10″N 0°21′43″W / 51.336°N 0.362°W / 51.336; -0.362