The Surrey Rail Strategy
To ensure that the county has the rail infrastructure needed for sustainable economic growth and to identify proposals for improvements that partners in Surrey can plan and deliver, a rail strategy (2013) has been developed and is available to download below.
The final version of the Surrey Rail Strategy was published in September 2013 following an extensive consultation process. Surrey County Council and partners will be working with the rail industry to implement the strategy and deliver an improved rail service for Surrey residents.
Rail Strategy update
The Surrey Rail Strategy Update (Position Statement), produced in April 2016, provides a progress update on the priorities and actions identified in the Surrey Rail Strategy (2013).
The North Downs Line
The North Downs Line runs through Surrey between Reading, Guildford and Redhill. Improvements to this line were identified as a priority in the Surrey Rail Strategy. To help secure investment on this line the county council has commissioned consultants to develop a long term strategy for the North Downs Line, building on the work undertaken for the Surrey Rail Strategy.
The North Downs Line Assessment and background information on the North Downs Line, including data on population, employment, development and station usage, is set out in documents attached below.
The Camberley Rail Assessment
The Surrey Rail Strategy identified a number of priorities, including the adequacy of rail access to London from Camberley, Bagshot and Frimley, given the poor level of service and relatively long journey times. To help better understand what could be done to improve the situation, the council commissioned consultants to complete a study to assess the options for improving rail service frequency and journey times from Camberley to London via a direct connection to the South West Main Line (SWML), albeit in the longer term.