West Byfleet railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Woking|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||3 (2 are used, one seldom)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 December 1887|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Byfleet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
It adjoins West Byfleet and Woodham which are suburban settlements in the boroughs of Woking and Runnymede, to the south and north of the line, respectively. As to other towns it is the closest station to parts of the town/suburb of Byfleet and parts of the semi-rural suburb of Pyrford.
The station has three platforms, one of which (platform 2) is rarely used in line with nearby other South West Main Line stations. The station competes in the broadest sense, not of train company, with faster services at the next nearest station on the line, Woking station. Both are served by bus routes outside of the Transport for London fare-capped scheme.
The station was upgraded to increase disabled access, with lifts to both platform islands and a new bridge, work accomplished 2008-2009.
As of April 2015[update] at off-peak times the station has 4 trains per hour in each direction, alternating between Woking and Alton as to the end or start destination to the south-west and both having London (Waterloo) as their north-east terminus. The Alton services calling at fewer intermediate stations (being semi-fast).
Opened in December 1887 as Byfleet and Woodham, the station was on 27 December 1946 the scene of the derailment of a Bournemouth to London express service. Three people suffered minor injuries.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Surbiton or Weybridge||South Western Railway
|Byfleet & New Haw||South Western Railway
Waterloo to Woking
- Railways in the United Kingdom historically are measured in miles and chains. There are 80 chains to one mile.
- Interactive Maps Surrey County Council. Accessed 2015-04-15