Sunbury railway station, Surrey

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Sunbury National Rail
Sunbury Station - geograph.org.uk - 1235148.jpg
Left: Sunbury railway station, car park, apartments and BT workshop.
Right: Information board, passenger shelter and 1960s cuboid, tile-hung semi-detached houses.
Location
Place Sunbury-on-Thames
Local authority Borough of Spelthorne
Coordinates 51°25′06″N 0°25′03″W / 51.4182°N 0.4176°W / 51.4182; -0.4176Coordinates: 51°25′06″N 0°25′03″W / 51.4182°N 0.4176°W / 51.4182; -0.4176
Grid reference TQ100699
Operations
Station code SUU
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 Increase 0.356 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.355 million
2006/07 Increase 0.361 million
2007/08 Increase 0.458 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.431 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.393 million
2010/11 Increase 0.400 million
2011/12 Increase 0.406 million
2012/13 Steady 0.406 million
2013/14 Increase 0.414 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 November 1864 (1 November 1864)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sunbury from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sunbury railway station is in the town of Sunbury-on-Thames, in the Spelthorne district of Surrey, England. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

As of 2014 one ticket machine serves the town which has 18,041 residents (2011 census) resulting in peak-hour queueing. It has a single manned ticket counter (on the London-bound platform) and a semi permanently located, independently operated café operate in peak hours. A pay and display car park is adjacent to the London-bound platform. A subway passes from the A316 / M3 / Staines Road East / Staines Road West traffic roundabout and flyover at the end of the station's approach. The subway leads to the main shopping and hotels area of Sunbury Cross. Some free parking is by the Shepperton-bound platform.

History[edit]

The Shepperton branch opened to passengers with a single track on 1 November 1864. Its promoters' scheme first intended to link this to what became today's District line and potentially to Woking railway station. A second scheme (abandoned 1862) intended it to extend to the Middlesex bank of the Thames east of Chertsey Bridge to serve the established town of Chertsey.[1] The curve linking Fulwell and Teddington initially opened to freight on 1 July 1894 and then carried passengers on 1 June 1901 as the replacement principal route. The line was electrified on 30 January 1916.

Services[edit]

The typical weekday hourly service at the station is:

Monday to Friday, four additional early morning rush-hour trains to Waterloo are routed via Twickenham and Richmond. Three additional evening rush-hour trains from Waterloo arrive via that route.

The Saturday service is as on other weekdays without the extra services routed via Twickenham. On Sundays the service is hourly.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kempton Park   South West Trains
Shepperton Branch Line
  Upper Halliford
  Future route development plans  
Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Shepperton
Crossrail
Line 2

Notes and references[edit]

References
  1. ^ London's Local Railways by Alan A. Jackson, Capital Transport (1999); ISBN 1-85414-209-7
  2. ^ National Rail Timetables for Shepperton Station

External links[edit]

Media related to Sunbury railway station at Wikimedia Commons