The Anonymous Widower

Surbiton Station To Benefit From £6.7m Upgrade

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Technology Magazine.

So I went to Surbiton station to take a few pictures.

It has far too many steps for my liking, although it is a Grade II Listed Building, that opened in 1937.

October 12, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel |

2 Comments »

  1. I went to Kingston Poly which is a 15 minute walk away.
    Third or fourth makeover in 180 years it can truly do with the upgrade. Originally opened in 1838 and given the name Kingston Station it was known rather facetiously by the locals as Kingston upon Railway or Railway Town and then when the branch to Hampton Court opened as Kingston Junction. Before it got its final name I think it also got called Surbiton and Kingston
    Pleased to see the photos.
    There’s also a branch line dopwn from Surbiton Station that takes rush hour relief traffic to Guildford. Opening in 1885, it always makes me laugh when station staff at Guildford refer to it as the New Line, a name given to it 135 years ago.

    Comment by fammorris | October 12, 2021 | Reply

    • It’s not an area, that I know well. It was the first time, that I’d taken a train to Surbiton, although I’d been through it several times.

      Comment by AnonW | October 12, 2021 | Reply


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