Woking railway station


Woking railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Woking


manager = South West Trains
locale = Woking
borough = Woking
usage0405 = 6.202
usage0506 = 6.350
usage0607 = 6.732
platforms = 6
start = 21 May 1838

Woking railway station is a railway station in England, serving the town of Woking, Surrey. It is a major stop on the South Western Main Line and is used by many commuters. There are several lines which call at this station include:
* the Alton Line calling at stations to Alton
* the Portsmouth Direct Line to Guildford and stations to Portsmouth
* the South Western Main Line to Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and the south coast
* the West of England Main Line to Salisbury, Dorset, Exeter and stations in South West England
* Woking station also is the southern terminus for the Waterloo to Woking stopping service

In particular, it is important to note that long distance trains on the West of England Main Line are often only advertised as going to Salisbury station. However, when the train arrives at Salisbury it is simply relabelled and continues on to Dorset, Exeter and the south west.

Fast trains from Woking take approximately twenty-six minutes to reach Waterloo (some stop at Clapham Junction). Trains from the Alton Line take roughly thirty-five minutes, and the stopping service fifty minutes, to Waterloo.

A twice-hourly RailAir bus service runs between the terminus located beside the station and Heathrow Airport, a journey of about fifty minutes.

Woking Station was destroyed in H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

Platforms

Woking Station has six platforms.
*Platform 1 - Fast and semi-fast London Trains. Situated on the north side of the station.
*Platform 2 - Fast London services
*Platform 3 - Stopping service to/from London. Situated at the easternmost end of platforms 2/4.
*Platform 4 - Fast trains to Basingstoke, Southampton, Weymouth, Salisbury and Exeter.
*Platform 5 - Portsmouth line, Alton line, Basingstoke stopping
*Platform 6 - a south facing bay platform, rarely used in passenger service due to its restrictive length of 4 coaches. Often used to stable diesel locomotives in the event of a train failure.

ervices

*14tph to London Waterloo, of which:
**4tph run non-stop
**4tph call at Clapham Junction
**2tph call at Weybridge and Walton on Thames and Surbiton, of which:
***1tph call at Clapham Junction (xx.29), and 1tph does not {xx.59)
**2tph call at West Byfleet and Surbiton, of which:
***1tph calls at Clapham Junction (xx.22), and 1tph does not (xx.52)
**2tph call at all stations apart from Berrylands, New Malden, Raynes Park and Queenstown Road (xx.03) and (xx.33)

*3tph on the Portsmouth Direct Line, of which
**2tph fast to Portsmouth Harbour
**1tph stopping to Portsmouth and Southsea

*6tph on the South Western Main Line, of which
**2tph stopping to Basingstoke
**2tph to Alton
**1tph to Portsmouth Harbour via Basingstoke
**1tph to Weymouth
***Two slower trains to Weymouth and Poole pass through Woking - the only passenger services which do so

*2tph on the West of England Main Line

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