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Written by Jonathan Holmes - 19 May 2009
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Location notes
Guildford is in the south east of England, Surrey
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of passenger workings but very little freight.
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Environment
A large open station on the edge of the town center.
Road directions
From London come off the A3 at the Wooden Bridge, junction just after you pass under the railway bridge, and the station is sign posted from there.

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Guildford Station map co-ordinates
Parking
Use either the station car park or Farnham Road car park, which is a 2-3min walk to station.
Public transport
There is train every 15minutes from Waterloo or 30 minutes from Portsmouth.

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Amenities
There are a number of take ways by the back exit of the station .
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Guildford Station

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Photographic notes
The station runs roughly north to south. To the east side is the station buildings and bus stops. To the west is a set of sidings and a car park. There is access to the station from the car park via a bridge, the steps to which offer some alternate views to the platform ends. Northbound workings will emerge from a tunnel and pass under a wide bridge. Southbound workings have a clear run into the station.
The station itself is quite dense with some lines having platforms on either side and this means the the station canopies throw shadows across the platforms for most of the day.


General views - All photographs © Jonathan Holmes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south

A working emerges from the tunnel and heads to the westerly platforms

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

From the north end of the platforms.

Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

A working arrives on the east side bays.

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

A fast working on the main line.

Fig 5 - Looking south - Image by Marcus Dawson



Fig 5 - Looking south - <i> Image by Marcus Dawson</i>

From the steps to the west side car park.

Fig 6 - Looking east - Image by Marcus Dawson



Fig 6 - Looking east - <i> Image by Marcus Dawson</i>

From the steps to the west side car park.

Fig 7 - Looking south - Image by Marcus Dawson



Fig 7 - Looking south - <i> Image by Marcus Dawson</i>

From the steps to the west side car park.

Fig 8 - Looking north - Image by Marcus Dawson



Fig 8 - Looking north - <i> Image by Marcus Dawson</i>

A works train on the main line platforms. This shot highlights the shadows cast by the station's canopy.

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