Hersham railway station

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Hersham National Rail
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Location
PlaceWalton-on-Thames (SE part)
Hersham (NE part)
Local authorityElmbridge
Coordinates51°22′36″N 0°23′23″W / 51.3768°N 0.3898°W / 51.3768; -0.3898Coordinates: 51°22′36″N 0°23′23″W / 51.3768°N 0.3898°W / 51.3768; -0.3898
Grid referenceTQ121654
Operations
Station codeHER
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.793 million
2014/15Increase 0.831 million
2015/16Increase 0.846 million
2016/17Increase 0.848 million
2017/18Decrease 0.822 million
History
Key datesOpened 28 September 1936 (28 September 1936)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hersham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Opened on 28 September 1936, Hersham railway station is on the London to Woking line and operated by South Western Railway. The station is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north of Hersham village centre, adjoined to one side by housing and the other by fields and a golf course. It is 15 miles 73 chains (25.6 km) from London Waterloo[note 1] and is situated between Esher and Walton-on-Thames.

Services[edit]

At off-peak times during weekdays are two trains per hour (tph) to London Waterloo and two tph to Woking, a large town and junction station in Surrey. During morning rush hour there are an extra two trains per hour to London Waterloo, and in the evening, south-west bound these continue to Guildford.[1][2]

Immediate surroundings[edit]

Entrance to the station is from either side of the railway bridge which is above street level. The station entrances are at the southern end of each platform, and at the western end (furthest from London). The station has ticket machines and an office open until 1.40 pm. The main line towards Woking and Basingstoke consists of four tracks here, but only the outer tracks have platforms, served by stopping services to/from Woking.

Bus routes 514 and 564 serve the station, stopping at nearby bus stops on Molesey Road.[3]

It is one of two stations serving Walton on Thames and Hersham as its railway track and engineered line beneath it mark the divide between the two settlements.[4] Adjoining to one side are housing (west) and fields with a golf course next to the River Mole (east).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Railways in the United Kingdom historically are measured in miles and chains. There are 80 chains to one mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enquiries: Train times & tickets". National Rail.
  2. ^ Table 155 National Rail timetable, December 2016
  3. ^ "Walton-on-Thames, Molesey and Esher" (PDF) (Map). Surrey County Council. 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Parish Finder". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Esher   South Western Railway
Waterloo to Woking
  Walton-on-Thames