New Guildford Line
|New Guildford Line|
|Principal stations (from north to south)|
The New Guildford Line, now operated by South West Trains, is a commuter line between London and Guildford. It branches off the South Western Main Line just south of Surbiton, at the same point as the short branch line to Hampton Court. The section of the line from Guildford to Effingham Junction is shared by a branch of the Sutton & Mole Valley Line, continuing to London via Leatherhead and Epsom.
Rush hour services are fast and frequent, with one (inbound) morning service and one (outbound) evening service non-stop between Surbiton and Waterloo, but off-peak services run only twice per hour (once on Sundays) and are considerably slower, stopping at intermediate stations between Surbiton and Waterloo. The line is electrified at 750 V DC third rai).
History of the route
The 'New Line' opened in 1885 and electrified in 1925. Template:Sect-stub
Typical journey times from London Waterloo
Based on the December 2006 - May 2007 timetable.
Stations in italics are served by through trains but are not on the New Guildford Line
|Destination||Peak fast service
|Vauxhall||-||5||London Underground Victoria Line|
|Clapham Junction||-||9||London Victoria, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Eastbourne, Littlehampton|
|Wimbledon||-||16||London Underground District Line, Croydon Tramlink, Sutton, Luton, London Blackfriars|
|Surbiton||18||24||Thames Ditton, Hampton Court|
|Cobham and Stoke D'Abernon||32||38|
|Effingham Junction||36||42||Bookham, Leatherhead, Epsom|
|London Road (Guildford)||49||55|
|Guildford||55||60||Havant, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Ascot, Reading, Redhill, Gatwick Airport|
- ISBN 978-0-9543934-2-7, 'Guildford via Cobham: The Origins and Impact of a Country Railway', Howard Mallinson, 2006