North Downs line - Reading via Guildford and Redhill to Gatwick

Description of line

From Reading to Guildford via Bracknell and North Camp (Farnborough), the along the base of the North Downs to Dorking West, Deepdene, Reigate and Redhill. Train route reverses for short trip to Gatwick airport

Service offered

Hourly express trains ... slower trains calling at all stations run with less frequency.

Peak flows

Known issues


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Recent discussions:
Link to ... Helping cyclists or potential weapons for serious injury?
Link to ... Poor Adhesion
Link to ... 6 day closure at Guildford - Christmas 2018 / North Downs Line
Link to ... Worst Station in Surrey
Link to ... Track problems near Earley
Link to ... New through service - Gatwick Airport to London Paddington ?
Link to ... Electricity failure
Link to ... First and Standard Class on North Downs Line - tips for passengers on this line
Link to ... May timetable
Link to .. Cracked points at Wokingham 1/3/2018
Link to .. More passengers than bus seats ... long waits at Redhill
Link to .. Bi-directional working Guildford
Link to .. Delays 21/09/2017
Link to .. Two Car Units at Peak Times
Link to .. Delays 18/07/2017
Link to .. Annoying noise on 166 turbo
Link to .. Services leaving 2 minutes earlier
Link to .. 05/10/2016 - Cancellations to services between Reading and Wokingham
Link to .. Reading to Guildford - signal failure / closed all day?
Link to .. Fill in 3rd rail?

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


This is a line that's very much out of FGW's main territory; Reading to Bracknell and Wokingham also served by South West Trains, who also provide the majority of services at Guildford.

Dorking Town, and Reigate / Redhill / Gatwick also served by Southern.

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