Weybridge railway station

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Weybridge
National Rail
Weybridge station eastbound look east2.JPG
LocationWeybridge, Elmbridge
England
Coordinates51°21′42″N 0°27′27″W / 51.3616°N 0.4575°W / 51.3616; -0.4575Coordinates: 51°21′42″N 0°27′27″W / 51.3616°N 0.4575°W / 51.3616; -0.4575
Grid referenceTQ074636
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms3
Other information
Station codeWYB
ClassificationDfT category C2
History
Opened21 May 1839
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 2.473 million
2017/18Decrease 2.318 million
2018/19Increase 2.384 million
 Interchange  0.671 million
2019/20Decrease 2.227 million
 Interchange Decrease 0.597 million
2020/21Decrease 0.420 million
 Interchange Decrease 0.193 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Weybridge railway station is near the established midpoint of Weybridge in Surrey, England and south of its town centre. It is on the South West Main Line and operated by South Western Railway.

It is 19 miles 12 chains (30.8 km) from London Waterloo[note 1] and is situated between Walton-on-Thames and Byfleet & New Haw on the main line. The Chertsey branch line diverges from the main line here and runs to Virginia Water.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London and Southampton Railway on 21 May 1838. The line is set in a deep cutting at this point: the main station buildings are at street level on the Up side of the station and are linked to the platforms by stairs and a footbridge. Up and Down platforms serve the slow lines; there is a bay platform on the up side, from which trains operate on the Chertsey or Weybridge Branch of the Waterloo to Reading Line. Stops on this line include the main towns and villages of Runnymede and it gives Weybridge's longer route to Waterloo via Staines. This service can also be used to provide a cheaper and quicker route to the Great Western Main Line, by changing at Virginia Water for the service to Reading from Waterloo, for passengers on or by the South West Main Line but not near the North Downs Line.

Service[edit]

South Western Railway operate northbound services to London Waterloo, via Surbiton or Chertsey, inner suburban southbound services to Woking and outer suburban services to Basingstoke.

The typical off-peak Monday to Friday service is:

Platform 1

Platform 2

  • 4tph to London Waterloo via Surbiton (2 fast, 2 semi-fast)

Platform 3

Amenities and immediate surroundings[edit]

A pub with large car park, nightclub and Saint George's Hill adjoin the north and east of the station respectively. The business estate, museum of Brooklands and Brooklands College adjoin the other sides. The station is close to the approximate midpoint of the medieval parish boundaries of Weybridge.[1]

Bus routes 436, 515 and the Cobham Chatterbus serve the station.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Railways in the United Kingdom historically are measured in miles and chains. There are 80 chains to one mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ H.E. Malden (editor) (1911) Index Map Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Walton-on-Thames   South Western Railway
Waterloo to Woking
  Byfleet & New Haw
  South Western Railway
Waterloo to Basingstoke
  Woking
Terminus   South Western Railway
Chertsey Branch
  Addlestone