London Road (Guildford)
National Rail
Guildford (London Rd) Station.jpg
General information
LocationGuildford, Guildford
England
Coordinates51°14′27″N 0°33′55″W / 51.240764°N 0.565277°W / 51.240764; -0.565277Coordinates: 51°14′27″N 0°33′55″W / 51.240764°N 0.565277°W / 51.240764; -0.565277
Grid referenceTQ002500
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeLRD
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Opened1885
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.569 million
2017/18Decrease 0.541 million
2018/19Increase 1.022 million
2019/20Decrease 0.946 million
2020/21Decrease 0.203 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around London Road (Guildford) railway station
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around London Road (Guildford) railway station

London Road (Guildford) railway station is situated in the east of Guildford in Surrey, England, lying close to the suburbs of Merrow and Burpham. It is 28 miles 47 chains (46.0 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

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 Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham, although some trains operate via Epsom rather than Cobham.

The parenthesised Guildford is to avoid confusing the station with the similarly named London Road (Brighton). The name was formally changed to London Road, Guildford from London Road in 1923 when operation of the line was taken over from the London and South Western Railway by the Southern Railway, which then ran all the railways in SE England.[1]

Platform layout

Platform 1 - Up trains to London Waterloo via Cobham and Epsom, and peak hour trains to London Bridge and London Victoria
Platform 2 - Down trains to Guildford

Services

All services at London Road are operated by South Western Railway using Class 455 EMUs.[2]

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

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
Clandon   South Western Railway
  Guildford

Accidents and incidents

References

  1. ^ Wragg, David. SR Handbook 1923-1947.
  2. ^ "SWR withdraws '456s' following service cuts". Rail. No. 949. 26 January 2022. pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ Table 152 National Rail timetable, December 2021
  4. ^ "Surrey train stabbing: Suspect arrested along with a woman". BBC News. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Darren Pencille: Train killer 'would panic during rail journeys'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 July 2019.