|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2016)|
|Type||Heavy rail, Commuter Rail|
|Locale||South East England|
|Operator(s)||South West Trains|
|Rolling stock||Class 450, Class 456|
|Number of tracks||1-2|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
The name refers to a service between Ascot and Guildford which shares lines with other services except between Ascot and Ash Vale.
Services on this line have to travel over London Waterloo to Alton line to Aldershot and then reverse to travel along North Downs Line at Ash South Junction to reach Guildford.
The line serves the following stations:
The service makes use of the following distinct lines:
Ascot station is located on the line from London Waterloo to Reading, just to the south of the famous racecourse. From here, the service travels a short distance west along the Waterloo to Reading Line to Ascot Junction. Here it turns south and travels to Ash Vale junction, joining a section of the Alton Line as far as Aldershot. The service then retraces its route back along the Alton Line towards Ash Vale before joining the North Downs Line via a chord at Aldershot South Junction for the remainder of the journey to Guildford.
The line is electrified (750 V DC third rail)
Parts of the route
Class 450 Desiros and sometimes Class 444 Desiros are also seen on the route between Ash Vale & Aldershot while forming Waterloo to Alton via Woking services. Class 165 and Class 166 are also seen on the route between Ash & Guildford while forming Reading to Shalford/Redhill/Gatwick Airport services.
- "456's entering services on the route". News page. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
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