Horsley railway station
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London and South Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|2 February 1885||Opened as Horsley and Ockham and Ripley|
|December 1914||Renamed Horsley|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Horsley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Horsley railway station is located in the village of East Horsley in Surrey, England. It is 22 miles 16 chains (35.7 km) down the line from London Waterloo, and also serves the village of West Horsley, as well as the nearby villages of Ockham and Ripley.
The station is managed by South Western Railway, who provide the majority of train services; Southern also provide some peak period services. It is situated on the New Guildford Line between London (to the northeast) and Guildford (to the southwest) via Cobham, although some trains operate via Epsom rather than Cobham.
The railway lines connecting Hampton Court Junction (near Surbiton) and Leatherhead with Guildford via Effingham Junction were proposed in 1880 and authorised to be constructed by the London and South Western Railway. They opened on 2 February 1885. One of the stations between Effingham Junction and Guildford which opened the same day was Horsley and Ockham and Ripley; the name was simplified to Horsley in December 1914, but some timetables showed it as "Horsley for East Horsley, West Horsley, Ockham and Ripley".
Southern (Peak Time Only)
- 2 trains per day to London Victoria via Sutton and Norbury. One morning and one evening service both to and from London Victoria.
- 1 train per day to London Bridge via Sutton and Forest Hill. One morning service to and from London Bridge.
Horsley station doubled as Middleton station in the 1990s BBC1 show Pie in the Sky and appeared briefly in the 1984 spy thriller The Jigsaw Man with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.
Accidents and incidents
- On 4 January 2019, a 51-year-old male passenger was fatally stabbed on board a South Western Railway service from Guildford to London Waterloo, as it was travelling between London Road and Clandon stations in Surrey. The train was stopped at Horsley to allow emergency services to deal with the incident. The station was closed and cordoned off by the emergency services as a result, to allow a murder inquiry to take place. The suspect in the stabbing exited the train at Clandon and was arrested the following day.
- Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
- Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) . History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 127, 494. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Surrey train stabbing: Suspect arrested along with a woman". BBC News. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Effingham Junction||South Western Railway
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Guildford via Epsom
Peak periods only
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