|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Ascot–Ash Vale Jn
Wanborough railway station is in Flexford, Surrey, England. It serves the villages of Normandy to the north and Wanborough to the south.
South Western Railway operates the station and most of the trains that serve it. Great Western Railway also provides a limited service. The station is on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line, 34 miles 29 chains (55.3 km) from London Waterloo.
South Western Railway runs trains every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sundays between Farnham and Guildford.
A few Great Western Railway trains between Reading and Redhill call at Wanborough.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ash||South Western Railway
Ascot to Guildford line
|Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
|Ash Green Halt
Line and station closed
Line and station open
The London and South Western Railway opened the station on its Guildford to Aldershot line in 1891. British Railways closed the station's signal box in 1966, on the day that it commissioned the then-new signal box at Ash Crossing. Ash Crossing signal box has itself since been decommissioned and demolished. BR made Wanborough unstaffed in 1987. The station is 34 miles 29 chains (55.3 km) from Waterloo (measured via Worplesdon and milepost 30+1⁄4 at Guildford), and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a four-coach train.
Much of Wanborough's train service has been remarkably unchanged over the years. A look at the historical website below shows for example:
Wanborough (from Guildford) to Ascot service Mon-Fri after the morning rush hour in the following years:
Year 1937: Times - Difficult to confirm all as times shown from Waterloo but basically at 0934, 1005 then at :35 and :05 till 2205 and then some later trains
Year 1939: Times 0937, 1007, 1039, 1109, 1137, 1237 and half-hourly to 0007 (next morning)
Year 1957: Times 0937, 1007, 1039, 1109, 1137, 1237, 1307, 1309, 1407, 1439, 1507, 1537, 1609, 1637, 1709, 1739, 1809, 1840, 1907, 1937, 2010, 2037, 2109, 2207, 2237,2307 (last service one hour earlier than in 1939)
Year 2010: Times 0936 and half-hourly till 2306