Horsley railway station

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.

Horsley
National Rail
Horsley railway station in 2008.jpg
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
2014/15Increase 0.436 million
2015/16Increase 0.446 million
2016/17Increase 0.449 million
2017/18Decrease 0.435 million
2018/19Decrease 0.421 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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.

HistoryEdit

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]

ServicesEdit

South Western Railway

Southern (Peak Time Only)

On televisionEdit

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 incidentsEdit

  • On 4 January 2019, a 51-year-old male passenger was fatally stabbed on board a South Western Railway service from Guildford to London Waterloo, as it was travelling between London Road and Clandon stations in Surrey. The train was stopped at Horsley to allow emergency services to deal with the incident. The station was closed and cordoned off by the emergency services as a result, to allow a murder inquiry to take place. The suspect in the stabbing exited the train at Clandon and was arrested the following day.[4] The suspect, Dareren Pencille, was subsequently found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Effingham Junction   South Western Railway
Waterloo-Guildford via Cobham
Waterloo-Guildford via Epsom
  Clandon
Effingham Junction   Southern
Peak periods only
  Clandon