Effingham Junction
National Rail
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General information
LocationEffingham, Borough of Guildford
England
Grid referenceTQ102558
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeEFF
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Opened1888
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.317 million
 Interchange Decrease 16,287
2017/18Decrease 0.300 million
 Interchange Decrease 13,979
2018/19Decrease 0.293 million
 Interchange Increase 15,794
2019/20Decrease 0.267 million
 Interchange Decrease 11,944
2020/21Decrease 47,852
 Interchange Decrease 2,232
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Platform view (1991)
Platform view (1991)

Effingham Junction railway station is just north of the far northern border of the village of Effingham, closer to the centre of East Horsley, homes of which it borders, in Surrey, England. Although the station takes its name from the former settlement, and the immediate vicinity has itself become known as Effingham Junction, it is actually in the latter. Effingham Junction is at the junction of the New Guildford Line, from London Waterloo to Guildford, and the line from Leatherhead, which carries trains from Waterloo via Epsom. It is 21 miles 10 chains (34.0 km) down the line from Waterloo.

History

The London and South Western Railway opened the station on 2 July 1888,[1] three years after completing the two routes that serve it.[2] Both routes were subsequently electrified by the Southern Railway in 1925 and for many years it served as the terminus for trains from the Epsom direction, with a seven-road carriage shed south of the station provided by the SR to allow empty EMU sets to be reversed and stabled clear of the main running lines.[3] This still stands, though it ceased to be used for carriage storage in 1993 – it is now used by Colas Rail as a maintenance base for Network Rail MPVs and track machines.[citation needed]

The station is managed and primarily serviced by South Western Railway, though Southern also provides some peak period services. The latter are a holdover from the British Rail-era timetables of the 1970s and 1980s, when the Epsom line had regular services to London Victoria as well as to Waterloo.[4] It was also served in the late 1980s/early 1990s by Thameslink services between Luton and Guildford via Herne Hill and West Croydon, but these ended in 1994 shortly before the privatisation of the UK railway network.[5]

Facilities

The station has a ticket office which is open during weekday and Saturday mornings only. At other times, there are self-service ticket machines available for ticket purchases. There are also toilets at the station which are open when the station is staffed. Both platforms have covered seating areas, information screens and help points.[6]

There is a chargeable car park and large bicycle storage facility located at the station. Step-free access is available to the Guildford bound platform only.

Services

All services at Effingham Junction are operated by South Western Railway using Class 455 EMUs.[7]

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[8]

Additional services run via Epsom during the peak hours, increasing the service to 4 tph in each direction.

Preceding station
National Rail
National Rail
Following station
Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon   South Western Railway
  Horsley
Bookham   South Western Railway
 

References

  1. ^ Mallinson, Howard (2006). Guildford via Cobham. p. 152.
  2. ^ Body, p.88
  3. ^ A view of the carriage shed at Effingham Junction in February 1983Railway Herald; Retrieved 2015-03-01
  4. ^ Body, p.89
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 1994 Edition, Table 52
  6. ^ "Effingham Junction station information". South Western Railway. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  7. ^ "SWR withdraws '456s' following service cuts". Rail. No. 949. 26 January 2022. pp. 10–11.
  8. ^ Table 152 National Rail timetable, December 2021

Literature

Coordinates: 51°17′28″N 0°25′12″W / 51.291°N 0.420°W / 51.291; -0.420