Horsley
National Rail
Horsley railway station in 2008.jpg
General information
LocationEast Horsley, Guildford
England
Coordinates51°16′44″N 0°26′06″W / 51.279°N 0.435°W / 51.279; -0.435Coordinates: 51°16′44″N 0°26′06″W / 51.279°N 0.435°W / 51.279; -0.435
Grid referenceTQ092545
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeHSY
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
2 February 1885 (1885-02-02)[1]Opened as Horsley and Ockham and Ripley
December 1914Renamed Horsley
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.449 million
2017/18Decrease 0.435 million
2018/19Decrease 0.421 million
2019/20Decrease 0.383 million
2020/21Decrease 54,926
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Horsley railway station is located in the village of East Horsley in Surrey, England. It is 22 miles 16 chains (35.7 km) down the line from London Waterloo, and also serves the village of West Horsley, as well as the nearby villages of Ockham and Ripley.

The station is managed by South Western Railway, who provide the majority of train services; Southern also provide some peak period services. It is situated on the New Guildford Line between London (to the northeast) and Guildford (to the southwest) via Cobham, although some trains operate via Epsom rather than Cobham.

History

The railway lines connecting Hampton Court Junction (near Surbiton) and Leatherhead with Guildford via Effingham Junction were proposed in 1880 and authorised to be constructed by the London and South Western Railway. They opened on 2 February 1885.[2] One of the stations between Effingham Junction and Guildford which opened the same day was Horsley and Ockham and Ripley; the name was simplified to Horsley in December 1914, but some timetables showed it as "Horsley for East Horsley, West Horsley, Ockham and Ripley".[3]

Services

All services at Horsley are operated by South Western Railway using Class 455 EMUs.[4]

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[5]

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
Effingham Junction   South Western Railway
  Clandon

On television

Horsley station doubled as Middleton station in the 1990s BBC1 show Pie in the Sky and appeared briefly in the 1984 spy thriller The Jigsaw Man with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents

References

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. pp. 127, 494. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ "SWR withdraws '456s' following service cuts". Rail. No. 949. 26 January 2022. pp. 10–11.
  5. ^ Table 152 National Rail timetable, December 2021
  6. ^ "Surrey train stabbing: Suspect arrested along with a woman". BBC News. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Darren Pencille: Train killer 'would panic during rail journeys'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 July 2019.