Camberley campaign seeks 50 minute rail link to Waterloo.
South Western Railway propose improved rail journey times from Camberley, Bagshot and Frimley
Here is some good news at long last!
The new franchise for South Western Railway commenced on the 20th August 2017.
They have listened to our demands and they will be providing faster rail services from Camberley, Frimley and Bagshot via better connection times at Ash Vale (typically 5 minutes) when the new timetable is implemented in December 2018, subject to a public consultation that is take place now.
This will mean journey times from Camberley to Waterloo of 56 minutes in peak time and 61 minutes off peak - a significant improvement on current journey times of 72 to 75 minutes, though with a connection.
There will also be three direct trains to Waterloo via Ascot and to Camberley via Ascot in the peak hours
We are now looking into the potential benefits and costs of setting up a Surrey Heath Community Rail Partnership (CRP) with South Western Railway covering Camberley, Bagshot and Frimley - if anyone is interested please contact the chairman.
Our objective is still to be able to travel from Camberley to Waterloo in 50 minutes through a direct rail link between Camberley and Woking. Camberley gets a bad deal as it currently takes around 75 minutes compared to 48 minutes from Aldershot.
To see the very poor and disapointing Camberley Rail Assessment Report produced by Arup consultants for SCC & SHBC in 2016 click here