Ash railway station

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Ash railway station
Place Ash
Local authority Guildford
Grid reference SU899508
Station code ASH
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2 (Originally 4)
DfT category E
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 0.271 million
– Interchange  Increase 44,054
2011/12 Increase 0.273 million
– Interchange  Decrease 37,291
2012/13 Increase 0.284 million
– Interchange  Decrease 33,379
2013/14 Decrease 0.275 million
– Interchange  Decrease 32,994
2014/15 Increase 0.289 million
– Interchange  Decrease 31,889
20 August 1849 Station opens as Ash
July 1855 Name changed to Ash and Aldershot
September 1858 Name changed to Aldershot (Ash)
June 1859 Name changed to Ash and Aldershot
June 1863 Name changed to Ash Junction
1 December 1926 Name changed to Ash
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ash from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Ash railway station

Ash railway station serves the village of Ash in Surrey, England. The station is served by South West Trains, who manage the station, and by Great Western Railway. It is situated on the Ascot to Guildford line and the North Downs Line miles (10 km) west of Guildford. There is a Level Crossing south-east of the station.


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.


Regular train destinations are Reading, Redhill, Guildford, Gatwick Airport and Ascot via Aldershot. [2]

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

South West Trains services between Guildford & Ascot are run using a four carriage Class 450 or 458 and 2 cycles can be carried per train. After mid-spring 2014 train services will begin to be operated by 456 allowing the Class 450's and Class 458's to be used elsewhere on the South West Trains route. The Reading to Redhill & Gatwick Airport service is operated by Class 165 Diesel Multiple Units.

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


  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

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