Ash railway station

Ash railway station serves the village of Ash in Surrey, England. The station is served by South Western Railway, who manage the station, and by Great Western Railway. It is situated on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line, 36 miles 34 chains (58.6 km) from London Waterloo.

Ash
National Rail
Ash Station 01.jpg
Ash railway station
LocationAsh, Guildford
England
Grid referenceSU899508
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeASH
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
20 August 1849Opened as Ash
July 1855Renamed Ash and Aldershot
September 1858Renamed Aldershot (Ash)
June 1859Renamed Ash and Aldershot
June 1863Renamed Ash Junction
1 December 1926Renamed Ash
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 0.288 million
 Interchange Increase 34,523
2016/17Decrease 0.279 million
 Interchange Decrease 33,873
2017/18Decrease 0.261 million
 Interchange Increase 36,561
2018/19Increase 0.268 million
 Interchange Decrease 29,975
2019/20Decrease 0.246 million
 Interchange Decrease 21,645
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Ash railway station

HistoryEdit

Opened by the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway, then operated by the South Eastern Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station had four platforms when it was built, which were later reduced to two after the Second World War. The other two platforms were placed over where the station car park and the Network Rail offices now stand. The station is 49 miles 18 chains (79.2 km) from Charing Cross (measured via Redhill); platform 1 can accommodate an eight-coach train, but platform 2 only accommodates four coaches. To the east is the former Ash Junction, 48 miles 34 chains (77.9 km) from Charing Cross, where the former route via Tongham left the North Downs Line 35 miles 50 chains (57.3 km) from Waterloo (via Worplesdon and milepost ​30 14 at Guildford).[1]

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

ServicesEdit

Regular train destinations are Reading, Redhill, Guildford, Gatwick Airport and Farnham.[2]

Typical off-peak services from Ash Monday - Friday are:

South Western Railway services between Guildford & Ascot are run using Class 450. The Reading to Redhill & Gatwick Airport service is operated by Class 165 or Class 166 Diesel Multiple Units.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Aldershot   South Western Railway
Ascot to Guildford line
  Wanborough
North Camp   Great Western Railway
Limited Service
 
  Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  Guildford

NotesEdit

  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. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Tables 148 & 149

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Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 0°42′47″W / 51.250°N 0.713°W / 51.250; -0.713