Engineering work will take place in the Ashtead area to upgrade the track and Woodfield Lane level crossing over the course of the weekend Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September

No trains will run from Ashtead station for the duration of the work (01.00 on Saturday 5 September to 05.00 on Monday 7 September).

A rail replacement bus service will be in place.

Please check with your train operator – South Western Railway or Southern.

What are the benefits of the work?

This project is designed to improve the reliability of the track and train performance. We will install corrosion resistant sleepers and rail through the level crossing, reducing the need for future maintenance work. Engineers will also reduce the gap between the train and platform, providing a safer station environment.

What are you doing for passengers and local residents who will be inconvenienced by the work?

Residents will be able to park at Ashtead station car park, free of charge from 00:01 Friday 4 September until 23:59 Monday 7 September. A mini-bus taxi service will be provided to take residents on the north side of the crossing between the station and home if required (running from the north side of the station footbridge),  and a dedicated contact number for residents will be made available. We are making all the necessary arrangements with emergency services in case access is required while the work takes place.

Will the work be disruptive for local residents?

Unfortunately, in addition to the service disruption and closure of the level crossing, the work is likely to be noisy at times. The work involves removing old timber sleepers and installing modern concrete and high grade rail. There will also be some late-night, prep and follow-up work taking place from Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September and Monday 7 to Friday 11 September, as well as further checks later in October. We are sorry for the noise disruption this may cause to residents.

Level crossing access times

Level crossing dates & timesLevel crossing access
22:00 Friday 4 September to 12:00 (midday) Saturday 5 SeptemberFull road closure – No vehicle or pedestrian access across level crossing
12:00 (midday) Saturday 5 September to 22:00 Saturday 5 SeptemberPartial road closure – Single file vehicle access only with traffic light control
22:00 Saturday 5 September to 08:00 Sunday 6 SeptemberFull road closure – No vehicle or pedestrian access across level crossing
08:00 Sunday 6 September to 22:00 Sunday 6 SeptemberPartial road closure – Single file vehicle access only with traffic light control
22:00 Sunday 6 September to 05:00 Monday 7 SeptemberFull road closure – No vehicle or pedestrian access across level crossing

Contact us

If you have any concerns about the work or have a specific question, please contact our community relations team on our 24-Hour Helpline: 03457 11 41 41 (quoting Ashtead Track Renewal level crossing closure)