Virginia Water railway station

Virginia Water railway station serves the village of Virginia Water, in Surrey, England. It is 23 miles 15 chains (37.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South Western Railway.

Virginia Water
National Rail
Virginia Water railway station - April 13 2005.jpg
Trains from Weybridge (left) and Reading (right) await departure for London Waterloo at Virginia Water
LocationVirginia Water, Runnymede
England
Grid referenceTQ001679
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms4
Other information
Station codeVIR
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Opened4 June 1856
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.606 million
2016/17Decrease 0.593 million
2017/18Decrease 0.576 million
 Interchange  85,913
2018/19Increase 0.605 million
 Interchange Increase 87,971
2019/20Increase 0.608 million
 Interchange Increase 0.128 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The Waterloo to Reading Line and the Chertsey Branch Line join here with the platforms at the junction, as seen in the photograph (taken facing south). Trains from Weybridge and to Reading use either side of a V-shaped platform, allowing cross-platform interchange; the junction of the tracks is at the London end of the station. This station now has ticket barriers operational.

HistoryEdit

The line from Staines to Ascot including this station, was opened by the London and South Western Railway on 4 June 1856; the section to Weybridge opened on 1 October 1866. Formerly a chord south of the station connected the Chertsey and Reading lines.

The station received a new station building in 1973 by British Rail, similarly treated to Wokingham and Sunningdale, from prefabricated concrete. The building is at the right of the photograph.

The station had until 2017 a bridge between the platforms at the north end of the station, making disabled access to platforms 2-4 very difficult. In 2017 a new bridge opened just south of the station building, incorporating lifts. All platforms are now accessible for wheel-chairs.

Ticket barriers are now in operation.

PlatformsEdit

Virginia Water station has four platforms.

  • Platform 1 - Semi-fast trains to London Waterloo via Richmond.
  • Platform 2 - Trains to Reading.
  • Platform 3 - Stopping service to London Waterloo via Hounslow.
  • Platform 4 - Trains to Weybridge.

ServicesEdit

In trains per hour, Monday to Saturday, there are:

On Sundays, the via Hounslow stopping trains run hourly & the two Weybridge locals are replaced by one to/from Woking calling at the same stations as far as Addlestone, then Byfleet and New Haw & West Byfleet.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Table 149 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Egham   South Western Railway
Waterloo to Reading
  Longcross
  South Western Railway
Waterloo to Chertsey via Hounslow
  Chertsey

Coordinates: 51°24′07″N 0°33′43″W / 51.402°N 0.562°W / 51.402; -0.562