Farnham Road Guildford rail bridge strengthening work

Farnham Road and Guildford station closures from 24 December to 31 December

These bridge strengthening works will affect services to both Guildford and Farnham Road stations. (Guildford until 4am 31 December and Farnham Road until 5am 30 December)

There will be a severely limited train service during this period (check the National Rail website before travelling for up-to-date information), and a rail replacement bus service will be in place from Guildford station.

See Network Rail Farnham Road rail bridge information letter (PDF) for further details.

Pedestrian access will be maintained over the Farnham Road overbridge and pedestrian access through Guildford train station will still be possible during the works.

Guildford station car park will have reduced capacity during this phase of the work; therefore, we advise you allow extra time to find alternative parking if the station car park is full. Some suggestions are provided below.

  • Farnham Road car park – Farnham Road, Guildford, GU2 7NP
  • Bedford Road car park – Guildford, GU1 4SJ

Who can I contact?

You can contact Network Rail regarding these works.

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the Network Rail website or telephone their 24-hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41, quoting "information request - Farnham Road overbridge".

Night-time road works 16 November to 20 December

Network Rail are starting work during the night-time on the 16 November until 20 December with traffic lights over the rail bridge and surrounding roads. The location of the works is shown on a map below

How will this affect me?

Traffic lights

16 November to 20 December: night-time road works, 9pm until 5am, the lights will be on Farnham Road as shown on the map below.

The road will be clear of all works and temporary traffic lights outside of the working hours.

Road closure

Midnight 25 December to 5am on 30 December: the Farnham rail bridge will be closed whilst Network Rail carry out their work.

Railway line closure

11pm on 24 December until 4am on 31 December.

Please check the National Rail website before you travel, as a limited train service will run and bus replacements will be in operation. Further information can be found in the Network Rail Farnham Road rail bridge information letter (PDF)

What are Network Rail doing?

Network Rail are carrying out work to repair, refurbish and strengthen Farnham Road overbridge which spans six tracks to the south of Guildford train station . This work is crucial: if we do not carry out the work, the bridge will eventually become too weak to sustain the high level of traffic passing over it. The work is funded by Network Rail and Surrey County Council.

Location of works

The location of these works is circled in red on the map below.

Farnham Road rail bridge roadworks location map

© Crown copyright. All rights reserved. 100019613 2005.


Files available to download