London Road (Guildford) railway station
|London Road (Guildford)|
|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*|
|Key dates||Opened 1885|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at London Road (Guildford) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
London Road (Guildford) railway station is situated in the east of Guildford in Surrey, England, lying close to the suburbs of Merrow and Burpham. It is 28 miles 47 chains (46.0 km) down the line from London Waterloo.
The parenthesised Guildford is to avoid confusing the station with the similarly named London Road (Brighton). The name was formally changed to London Road, Guildford from London Road in 1923 when operation of the line was taken over from the London and South Western Railway by the Southern Railway, which then ran all the railways in SE England.
South Western Railway
Services operate in peaktime 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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Clandon||South Western Railway
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Guildford via Epsom
Peak periods only
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. The train, formed of a pair of Class 455 electric multiple units, was stopped at the next station along the line, Horsley, to allow emergency services to deal with the incident. Both the victim and the suspect had boarded the train at London Road. The suspect in the stabbing exited the train at Clandon and was arrested the following day. The suspect, Dareren Pencille, was subsequently found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
- Wragg, David. SR Handbook 1923-1947.
- "Surrey train stabbing: Suspect arrested along with a woman". BBC News. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- "Darren Pencille: Train killer 'would panic during rail journeys'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 July 2019.