Ash railway station
Ash railway station
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2 (Originally 4)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|20 August 1849||Station opens as Ash|
|July 1855||Name changed to Ash and Aldershot|
|September 1858||Name changed to Aldershot (Ash)|
|June 1859||Name changed to Ash and Aldershot|
|June 1863||Name changed to Ash Junction|
|1 December 1926||Name changed to Ash|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ash from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Mileages from London Waterloo via various routes
Ash railway station serves the village of Ash in Surrey, England. The station is served by South Western Railway, who manage the station, and by Great Western Railway. It is situated on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line 6 1⁄4 miles (10.1 km) west of Guildford. There is a Level Crossing south-east of the station.
Opened by the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway, then operated by the South Eastern Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The station had four platforms when it was built, which were later reduced to two after the second world war. The other two platforms were placed over where the station car park and the Network Rail offices now stand. The station is 49 miles 18 chains (79.2 km) from Charing Cross (measured via Redhill); platform 1 can accommodate an eight-coach train, but platform 2 only accommodates four coaches. To the east is the former Ash Junction, 48 miles 34 chains (77.9 km) from Charing Cross, where the former route via Tongham left the North Downs Line 35 miles 50 chains (57.3 km) from Waterloo (via Worplesdon and milepost 30 1⁄4 at Guildford).
Typical off-peak services from Ash Monday - Friday are:
- 2 trains per hour to Guildford (South Western Railway)
- 2 trains per hour to Ascot (South West Trains)
- 1 train per hour to Reading (Great Western Railway)
- 1 train per hour to Redhill (Great Western Railway)
- 5 trains per day to Gatwick Airport (Great Western Railway)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Aldershot||South Western Railway
Ascot to Guildford line
|North Camp||Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map