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|* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Longcross from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.|
Longcross railway station is situated some distance from the village of Longcross in Surrey, England. It is served by South West Trains, with just 7 trains each weekday towards Reading and 8 trains towards London Waterloo. This is a considerable increase from the 2 trains each weekday in either direction before late 2006. With 5353 passengers in 2007/08, numbers using the station have doubled in recent years.
There is no ticket office at the station but the first sighting of a Metric Aura (new type of passenger-operated Permit-to-travel) ticket machine (PERTIS) was in use at Longcross Station (Reading-bound platform) in September 2009 as well as a magnetic card validator.
The station is inaccessible by vehicles. It can be reached from the south along Burma Rd, a road from the B386 which skirts the western side of the Longcross Qinetiq facility before narrowing to a track then a footpath, or else by crossing Wentworth Golf Course. Longcross station experienced decline in use since the transfer of the ex-Military site variously termed MoD Longcross and DERA Chertsey to the private company QinetiQ.
In Autumn 2006 a more regular service was provided at Longcross station, with many trains making unscheduled stops. This was due to filming at the QinetiQ site for a new BBC drama, HolbyBlue, a spin-off of Holby City. Three further dramas also used Longcross for filming in 2006: a political drama made by World Productions; Jekyll by Hartswood Films; and the second series of Hyperdrive, a BBC comedy series. There are also proposals to increase services at Longcross should a business park be constructed nearby.
TV show "Echo Falls" is currently in production at Longcross
The BBC Ghost Story for Christmas 'View from a Hill' (by MR James) used the station as a location for the opening and closing scenes.
The station is the least used on the South West Trains network. Most trains stop at morning peak time or in the evening, apart from a single service around lunchtime and in the afternoon in each direction. Trains to London Waterloo stop or pass through around xx.16 or xx.46, while trains to Reading stop or pass through at xx.05 and xx.35. The nearest alternative station is at Sunningdale or Virginia Water.
South West Trains website lists a larger number of trains stopping at Longcross, due to "continued demand for this station"
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|Virginia Water||South West