Hinchley Wood railway station

Hinchley Wood National Rail
Place Hinchley Wood
Local authority Elmbridge
Coordinates 51°22′34″N 0°20′31″W / 51.376°N 0.342°W / 51.376; -0.342Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 0°20′31″W / 51.376°N 0.342°W / 51.376; -0.342
Grid reference TQ155652
Station code HYW
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.261 million
2005/06 Increase 0.263 million
2006/07 Increase 0.284 million
2007/08 Increase 0.328 million
2008/09 Increase 0.331 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.317 million
2010/11 Increase 0.329 million
2011/12 Increase 0.335 million
2012/13 Increase 0.371 million
2013/14 Increase 0.375 million
Key dates Opened 20 October 1930 (20 October 1930)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hinchley Wood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hinchley Wood railway station is a railway station in the centre of the compact suburban village of Hinchley Wood in Surrey, England. The station is 14 mi 4 chains (22.6 km) from Waterloo and opened 45 years after the New Guildford Line through its site was built in 1930.

Design and amenities

The station is of an island construction with entrance footbridges from either side of the line. The building construction differs markedly from the older stations further down the line such as Claygate, the next station. The centre platform widens and tracks curve away to the north after the station due to the Flying junction west of Surbiton station.

There is a modern ticket machine and a waiting room (which is only open when the station is staffed). The station is staffed from Monday to Friday between 06:30 and 11:00 and covered by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at all times. There is a Help Point next to the Ticket Machine. Electronic boards advise customers of incoming trains in both directions. The station is not covered by the London Travel Card Zones, although the buses running on the north/south minor road east of the station are, principally the K3 service.


The station was opened on 20 October 1930 at the intersection of the Kingston Bypass, then the A3 London-Portsmouth Road and approximately half a mile south of Hampton Court Junction where the line joins the main London Waterloo line. The line itself was opened much earlier on 2 February 1885. Electrification as far as Claygate came in 1916, but the electric service was withdrawn during World War I, to be reinstituted along the full route from 12 July 1925 .

The operators of the line have been London and Southwestern Railway (LSWR), Southern Railway (SR), British Railways (BR) - latterly British Rail (Southern Region) and currently Network Rail with services franchised to South West Trains.


South West Trains operate all the services on the New Guildford Line and all trains that stop at Hinchley Wood station. In the inbound direction, trains service the station every thirty minutes during both peak and off-peak hours. Local trains run at all times to London Waterloo, calling at Surbiton and running fast to Wimbledon, after that calling at all stations apart from Queenstown Road[1] fast trains supplement these services during peak hours, skipping stations between Surbiton and London Waterloo. Local trains take 33 minutes to reach London Waterloo.[1]

In the outbound direction, trains serve Hinchley Wood station every thirty minutes, calling at all stops on their way to Guildford.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 New Guildford Line timetable South West Trains Retrieved 2009-05-28
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