We’ve completed maintenance and enhancement work in the Guildford area to deliver more reliable journeys for passengers. 

Over Easter 2021, engineers carried out a range of work including:

  • Switches and crossings renewals at Guildford station
  • Installation of a new footbridge at Shere Heath near Gomshall
  • Bridge maintenance in Godalming and Shalford
  • Track maintenance in the Witley and Chilworth areas
  • Preparatory works ahead of resignalling between Farncombe and Petersfield.
Bridge maintenance work
Bridge maintenance work

Guildford station

At Guildford station engineers carried out upgrades to track and signalling, completing a long-term programme of improvements.

12 signals and three track circuits – which tell signallers where trains are on the network – were upgraded using more modern equipment that will improve reliability.

This work follows a major programme of improvements carried out in May 2020, the biggest of their kind in Guildford for nearly 40 years.

Portsmouth Direct Line

Between Guildford and Haslemere, engineers undertook ground investigations ahead of a major resignalling programme set to begin in 2022, the Farncombe to Petersfield resignalling project.

North Downs Line

New sleepers and ballast were installed between Chilworth and Shalford Junction, where the North Downs line from Reading to Redhill meets the Portsmouth Direct Line.

At Shere Heath, near Gomshall station, engineers installed a new footbridge to replace the nearby level crossing. This is part of a long-term project to close foot crossings on the North Downs Line, which will eventually allow more frequent Great Western Railway (GWR) services

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