West Byfleet railway station

West Byfleet National Rail
Place West Byfleet
Local authority Borough of Woking
Coordinates 51°20′22″N 0°30′19″W / 51.3395°N 0.5054°W / 51.3395; -0.5054Coordinates: 51°20′22″N 0°30′19″W / 51.3395°N 0.5054°W / 51.3395; -0.5054
Grid reference TQ041610
Station code WBY
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 3 (2 are used, one seldom)
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.897 million
2005/06 Increase 0.910 million
2006/07 Increase 0.964 million
2007/08 Increase 1.140 million
2008/09 Increase 1.184 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.157 million
2010/11 Increase 1.187 million
2011/12 Increase 1.225 million
2012/13 Increase 1.270 million
2013/14 Increase 1.325 million
2014/15 Increase 1.372 million
Key dates Opened 1 December 1887 (1 December 1887)
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Byfleet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Byfleet Station in 1962

West Byfleet railway station is a relatively minor stop on the South Western Main Line opened 49 years after the line reached the following station west, Woking which is the district of the station.

Service overview

It is served by all Alton and Woking (stopping) services by settled convention dating to the mid-to-late 20th century.

It adjoins West Byfleet and Woodham which are suburban settlements in the boroughs of Woking and Runnymede, to the south and north of the line, respectively. As to other towns it is the closest station to parts of the town/suburb of Byfleet and parts of the semi-rural suburb of Pyrford.[1]

The station has three platforms, one of which (platform 2) is rarely used in line with nearby other South West Main Line stations. The station competes in the broadest sense, not of train company, with faster services at the next nearest station on the line, Woking station. Both are served by bus routes outside of the Transport for London fare-capped scheme.

The station was upgraded to increase disabled access, with lifts to both platform islands and a new bridge, work accomplished 2008-2009.


As of April 2015 at off-peak times the station has 4 trains per hour in each direction, alternating between Woking and Alton as to the end or start destination to the south-west and both having London (Waterloo) as their north-east terminus. The Alton services calling at fewer intermediate stations (being semi-fast).

The station frontage appeared in the 1977 movie Adventures of a Private Eye starring Christopher Neil.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Surbiton or Weybridge   South West Trains
Alton Line
Byfleet & New Haw   South West Trains
Waterloo to Woking


  1. Interactive Maps Surrey County Council. Accessed 2015-04-15
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