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Virginia Water railway station

Coordinates: 51°24′07″N 0°33′43″W / 51.402°N 0.562°W / 51.402; -0.562
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Virginia Water
National Rail
General information
LocationVirginia Water, Runnymede
Grid referenceTQ001679
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Other information
Station codeVIR
ClassificationDfT category D
Opened4 June 1856
2018/19Increase 0.605 million
 Interchange Increase 87,971
2019/20Increase 0.608 million
 Interchange Increase 0.128 million
2020/21Decrease 0.150 million
 Interchange Decrease 32,770
2021/22Increase 0.397 million
 Interchange Increase 85,150
2022/23Increase 0.479 million
 Interchange Increase 0.122 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Virginia Water railway station serves the village of Virginia Water, in Surrey, England. It is 23 miles 15 chains (37.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by South Western Railway.

The Waterloo to Reading Line and the Chertsey Branch Line join here with the platforms at the junction, as seen in the photograph (taken facing south). Trains from Weybridge and to Reading use either side of a V-shaped platform, allowing cross-platform interchange; the junction of the tracks is at the London end of the station. This station now has ticket barriers operational.


The line from Staines to Ascot including this station, was opened by the London and South Western Railway on 4 June 1856; the section to Weybridge opened on 1 October 1866. Formerly a chord south of the station connected the Chertsey and Reading lines.

The station received a new station building in 1973 by British Rail, similarly treated to Wokingham and Sunningdale, from prefabricated concrete. The building is at the right of the photograph.

Modernisation in recent years provides ticket barriers and a bridge for step free access to platforms, incorporating lifts.


Virginia Water station has four platforms.

  • Platform 1 - Semi-fast trains to London Waterloo via Richmond.
  • Platform 2 - Trains to Ascot, Reading and stations to Farnham in peak hours.
  • Platform 3 - Stopping service to London Waterloo via Hounslow.
  • Platform 4 - Trains to Weybridge, or Woking on Sunday.


Trains from Weybridge (left) and Reading (right) await departure for London Waterloo at Virginia Water

All services at Virginia Water are operated by South Western Railway.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[1]

Additional services, including trains to and from Camberley and Aldershot call at the station during the peak hours.

On Sundays, the stopping services between Weybridge and London Waterloo are reduced to hourly and southbound trains run to and from Woking instead of Weybridge.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Egham   South Western Railway
  South Western Railway


  1. ^ Table 149 National Rail timetable, December 2023

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51°24′07″N 0°33′43″W / 51.402°N 0.562°W / 51.402; -0.562