North Downs line - Reading via Guildford and Redhill to Gatwick

Description of line

From Reading to Guildford via Bracknell and North Camp (Farnborough), the along the base of the North Downs to Dorking West, Deepdene, Reigate and Redhill. Train route reverses for short trip to Gatwick airport

Service offered

Hourly express trains ... slower trains calling at all stations run with less frequency.

Peak flows

Known issues


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Recent discussions:
Link to ... 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport
Link to ... North Camp - Ash Vale interchange
Link to ... Impact of SWR changes in May
Link to ... Black Water turns into Black Ice?
Link to ... GWR apologises for North Downs punctuality
Link to ... A new concept for third rail electrification.
Link to ... 2212 RDH to DPD Friday 21st December
Link to ... Helping cyclists or potential weapons for serious injury?
Link to ... Poor Adhesion
Link to .. 6 day closure at Guildford - Christmas 2018 / North Downs Line
Link to .. Worst Station in Surrey
Link to .. Track problems near Earley
Link to .. New through service - Gatwick Airport to London Paddington ?
Link to .. Electricity failure
Link to .. First and Standard Class on North Downs Line - tips for passengers on this line
Link to .. May timetable
Link to .. Cracked points at Wokingham 1/3/2018
Link to .. More passengers than bus seats ... long waits at Redhill
Link to .. Bi-directional working Guildford
Link to .. Delays 21/09/2017

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


This is a line that's very much out of FGW's main territory; Reading to Bracknell and Wokingham also served by South West Trains, who also provide the majority of services at Guildford.

Dorking Town, and Reigate / Redhill / Gatwick also served by Southern.

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