Shepperton railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Spelthorne|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Opened||1 November 1864|
|Electrified||30 January 1916|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shepperton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Shepperton railway station is a passenger station serving Shepperton, a small town or large village, in Surrey, England. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains. The station is a terminus with one platform operational[n 1] and a large station/office building. Ian Allan Publishing has its offices at the west end of the station, and the company bought the Pullman car "Malaga" for hospitality sited near the terminus buffers.
The Shepperton branch opened to passengers on 1 November 1864. The original scheme intended that it would extend to a terminus on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames just east of Chertsey Bridge, but this plan was abandoned in 1862. The curve linking Fulwell and Teddington initially opened only to freight on 1 July 1894 and first carried passengers on 1 June 1901. The line was electrified on 30 January 1916.
Journey times fell from 1916 on electrification of services and were on a timetable which was semi-fast (semi-stopping) before becoming entirely stopping later.
...[Shepperton railway station is] within 40 minutes of Waterloo...[New bungalows] Two minutes from station.— Advertisement of C. Davis owner and builder of the Orchard Estate of bungalows, Shepperton, Middlesex Chronicle. October 18, 1938
The original terminus included cattle sidings and a turntable (removed August 1942).
The weekday service at the station can be summarised hourly as:
- 2 trains to London Waterloo via Kingston.
- 2 trains from London Waterloo by that route.
- one extra very early and three extra 07.00 to 08.00 trains to Waterloo via Twickenham.
- Three extra trains from Waterloo via that route (17.40 to 18.45).
The Saturday service is as on other weekdays without the extra services routed via Twickenham. On Sundays the service is hourly.
The ticket office opens infrequently, but a ticket machine is provided.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Upper Halliford||South West Trains
Shepperton Branch Line
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
Notes and references
- Much of the disused north platform remains.
- Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith (1990). London Suburban Railways: Kingston and Hounslow Loops. Middleton Press.
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