London Road (Guildford) (LRD)

London Road (Guildford) is located in the east of Guildford in between the town's main station and Clandon on the New Guildford Line.

Type: National Rail
(New Guildford Line)
Station code: LRD
Opened: 1885
Platforms: 2
The station was opened by the London & South Western Railway as London Road in 1885 serving the suburbs of Merrow and Burpham. The name was changed to London Road (Guildford) in 1923 when the LSWR was absorbed into the Southern Railway to avoid confusion with London Road (Brighton). The New Guildford Line through the station was electrified, to 750v DC third rail, in 1925 [1].

The station retains it's original buildings with canopies on both platforms and a footbridge.

Services through the station are mostly run by South Western Railway between Guildford and London Waterloo via Cobham or Epson. Southern also run a small number of trains from London Victoria and London Bridge at peak times.
SWR 455 918 arrives with a Guildford bound service

View down the platform showing the canopies on both platforms

Station footbridge

SWR 455 738 departs

Station frontage

[1] David Brown, Southern Electric Vol. 1 (Capital Transport, 2010) p. 43