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Weybridge Weybridge was opened by the London and Southampton Railway on 21st May 1838 and is on the main line from Waterloo, a short way up the line from Woking, and is the junction for the line to Chertsey and Virginia Water. In this view the fast tracks can be seen between the slow lines and, on the far side, the bay platform for the Chertsey line.

All Webridge the photographs of the station on this page were taken on 10th May 2009.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

 
The modern station booking office was opened in 1990. This is at street level whilst the rest of the station is in a deep cutting.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Weybridge
Weybridge The older buildings on the up platform.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

 
Looking the other way along the up and bay platforms. The modern booking hall may just be glimpsed some way above the timetable board.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Weybridge
 
Whimple Whimple station was opened by the LSWR on 19th July 1860, along with its Exeter Extension from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Queen Street. From 1892 on Whimple was renowned as the home of Whiteway's Cider, which provided a lot of business for the railway before closing in 1989. Unlike some other stations on this line, Whimple has retained its original building, situated on the up side of the station. Photographed on 6th April 2009.

photograph by Chris Osment

 
A modern day view through the station. Originally a double track station with a goods yard, in 1967 all trains were put through what had been the down platform, with the remaining line of the up platform used for the cider traffic. In 1990, after closure of Whiteway's the previous year, the goods shed was demolished and houses built on its site. Then in 1992 the cider siding was lifted, the old down line slewed slightly and the platform extended to meet it. The footbridge and the old down platform were then demolished.

photograph by Chris Osment

Whimple
 
Whimple Another view through the station, looking towards Exeter. The station has been unstaffed since 1970. For most of the days of Network SouthEast, Whimple station was the furthest west on the NSE system, though it was extended to Exeter towards the end of the NSE era.

photograph by Chris Osment

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