National Rail
General information
LocationWanborough, Guildford
Grid referenceSU931503
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Other information
Station codeWAN
ClassificationDfT category F2
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
2018/19Increase 0.107 million
2019/20Decrease 88,364
2020/21Decrease 17,994
2021/22Increase 47,502
2022/23Increase 57,248
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Wanborough

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.


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+14 at Guildford), and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a four-coach train.[1]

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


Services at Wanborough are operated by South Western Railway and Great Western Railway using Class 165 and 166 DMUs and Class 450 EMUs.[citation needed]

The typical off-peak service is two trains per hour in each direction between Guildford and Farnham via Aldershot, operated by South Western Railway. A small number of Great Western Railway services between Reading and Gatwick Airport via Guildford call at the station during the peak hours.[2]

On Sundays, the service is reduced to hourly in each direction with westbound services running to and from Ascot instead of Farnham.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ash   South Western Railway
Great Western Railway
Peak Hours Only
Disused railways
Line and station closed
Southern Railway
Line and station open


  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 23. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Table 148, 149 National Rail timetable, December 2023

51°14′42″N 0°40′05″W / 51.245°N 0.668°W / 51.245; -0.668