Wanborough railway station

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Wanborough National Rail
2007-08-13 Wanborough railway station.jpg
Location
Place Wanborough
Local authority Guildford
Grid reference SU931503
Operations
Station code WAN
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.103 million
2012/13 Increase 0.106 million
2013/14 Increase 0.110 million
2014/15 Increase 0.112 million
2015/16 Increase 0.115 million
History
Key dates Opened 1891 (1891)
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wanborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Wanborough railway station

Wanborough railway station is in Flexford, Surrey, England. It serves the villages of Normandy to the north and Wanborough to the south. South West Trains operates the station and most of the trains that serve it. Great Western Railway also provides a limited service. The station is on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line.

Services[edit]

South West Trains runs trains every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays between Ascot and 2 via Aldershot.[1]

A few of Great Western Railways's trains between Reading and Redhill call at Wanborough. On Mondays-Fridays as of 2016 these are:

four trains per day to Redhill (one early morning, two late afternoon and one late night); five trains per day to Reading (four morning and one late evening)

On Saturdays there is one very late evening train to Gatwick Airport on Saturdays, and two (one early morning and one evening) to Reading. No Great Western Railway services call at Wanborough on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Ash   South West Trains
Ascot to Guildford line
  2
Ash   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
Limited Service
  2
Disused railways
Ash Green Halt
Line and station closed
  Southern Railway   2
Line and station open

History[edit]

The London and South Western Railway opened the station in 1891. British Railways closed the station's signal box in 1966, on the day that it commissioned the then-new signal box at Ash Crossing. Ash Crossing signal box has itself since been decommissioned and demolished. BR made Wanborough unstaffed in 1987. The station is 34 miles 29 chains (55.3 km) from Waterloo (measured via Worplesdon and milepost 30 14 at Guildford), and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a four-coach train.[2]

Much of Wanborough's train service has been remarkably unchanged over the years. A look at the historical website below shows for example:

Wanborough (from Guildford) to Ascot service Mon-Fri after the morning rush hour in the following years:

Year 1937: Times - Difficult to confirm all as times shown from Waterloo but basically at 0934, 1005 then at :35 and :05 till 2205 and then some later trains

Year 1939: Times 0937, 1007, 1039, 1109, 1137, 1237 and half-hourly to 2407 (next morning)

Year 1957: Times 0937, 1007, 1039, 1109, 1137, 1237, 1307, 1309, 1407, 1439, 1507, 1537, 1609, 1637, 1709, 1739, 1809, 1840, 1907, 1937, 2010, 2037, 2109, 2207, 2237,2307 (last service one hour earlier than in 1939)

Year 2010: Times 0936 and half-hourly till 2306

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Tables 148 & 149
  2. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 23. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 0°40′05″W / 51.245°N 0.668°W / 51.245; -0.668