Virginia Water railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Virginia Water National Rail
Virginia Water
Trains from Weybridge (left) and Reading (right) await departure for London Waterloo at Virginia Water
Location
Place Virginia Water
Local authority Runnymede
Grid reference TQ001679
Operations
Station code VIR
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.396 million
2005/06 Increase0.426 million
2006/07 Increase0.453 million
2007/08 Increase0.521 million
2008/09 Increase0.550 million
2009/10 Decrease0.534 million
2010/11 Increase0.545 million
History
Key dates Opened 4 June 1856 (4 June 1856)
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 Virginia Water from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Virginia Water railway station serves the village of Virginia Water, in Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South West Trains.

The Waterloo to Reading Line and the Chertsey Branch Line join here with the platforms at the junction, as seen in the photograph (taken facing south). Trains from Weybridge and to Reading use either side of a V-shaped platform, allowing cross-platform interchange; the junction of the tracks is at the London end of the station.

History[edit]

The line from Staines to Ascot including this station, was opened by the London and South Western Railway on 4 June 1856; the section to Weybridge opened on 1 October 1866. Formerly a chord south of the station connected the Chertsey and Reading lines.

The station received a new station building in 1973 by British Rail, similarly treated to Wokingham and Sunningdale, from prefabricated concrete. The building is at the right of the photograph.

Platforms[edit]

Virginia Water station has four platforms.

  • Platform 1 - Fast trains to London Waterloo via Richmond.
  • Platform 2 - Trains to Reading.
  • Platform 3 - Stopping service to London Waterloo via Hounslow.
  • Platform 4 - Trains to Weybridge.

Services[edit]

In trains per hour, Monday to Saturday, there are:

On Sundays, the two to Weybridge are replaced by one to Woking.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Egham   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading
  Sunningdale
or Longcross
South West Trains
Waterloo to Chertsey via Hounslow
Chertsey

Coordinates: 51°24′07″N 0°33′43″W / 51.402°N 0.562°W / 51.402; -0.562