Ash (ASH)

Ash is a stop on the North Downs Line in Surrey between North Camp or Aldershot and Wanborough.

Type: National Rail
(North Downs Line)
Station code: ASH
Opened: 1849
Platforms: 2
Ash was opened by the Reading, Guildford & Reigate Railway in 1849. The station originally four platforms for a time with two bays [1]. The station was renamed Ash for Aldershot in 1855 and a couple of years later Aldershot (Ash). It reverted to Ash in 1926.

The line through Ash was electrified just before the Second World War [2] though only the Up bay was electrified. It remained in use until 1965, the Down bay being removed earlier on as well as the cattle dock. A level crossing is at the Guildford end of the platforms.

Ash is served by Great Western Railway and South Western Railway (who manage the station). There are two services an hour to Guildford and Ascot as well as hourly services to Reading and Redhill, plus some services to Gatwick Airport.
SWR 450 027 departs for Ascot

Station building and sign

Facilities are the usual basic shelters and ticket machines

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Reading to Guildford (Middleton Press, 1988) Fig. 82
[2] David Brown, Southern Electric Vol. 2 (Capital Transport, 2010) p. 36