|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Classification||DfT category E|
|20 August 1849||Opened as Ash|
|July 1855||Renamed Ash and Aldershot|
|September 1858||Renamed Aldershot (Ash)|
|June 1859||Renamed Ash and Aldershot|
|June 1863||Renamed Ash Junction|
|1 December 1926||Renamed Ash|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Ascot–Ash Vale Jn
Ash railway station serves the village of Ash in Surrey, England. The station is served by South Western Railway, who manage the station, and by Great Western Railway. It is situated on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line, 36 miles 34 chains (58.6 km) from London Waterloo.
Ash station was opened by the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway, then operated by the South Eastern Railway. The London and South Western Railway had running powers over this section of line, to North Camp, but it had never used them. After the construction of the direct line from Pirbright Junction, the LSWR built a spur to Aldershot, part of the lines to Alton, enabling its trains to call at Ash station.
The South Eastern Railway became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The station had four platforms when it was built, which were later reduced to two after the Second World War. The other two platforms were where the station car park and Network Rail offices now stand. The station is 49 miles 18 chains (79.2 km) from Charing Cross (measured via Redhill); platform 1 can accommodate an eight-coach train, but platform 2 only accommodates four coaches. To the east is the former Ash Junction, 48 miles 34 chains (77.9 km) from Charing Cross, where the former route via Tongham left the North Downs Line 35 miles 50 chains (57.3 km) from Waterloo (via Worplesdon and milepost 30+1⁄4 at Guildford).
When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.
Regular train destinations are Reading, Redhill, Guildford, Gatwick Airport and Farnham.
Typical off-peak services from Ash Monday - Friday are:
South Western Railway services between Guildford & Ascot are run using Class 450. The Reading to Redhill & Gatwick Airport service is operated by Class 165 or Class 166 Diesel Multiple Units.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Aldershot||South Western Railway
Ascot to Guildford line
|North Camp||Great Western Railway
|Great Western Railway
North Downs Line