Travel Information - Update re new Timetables

Ashtead Station has trains to and from London Victoria, London Bridge and London Waterloo. Going southbound there are trains to Horsham and Guildford.

Live travel information is available on the following links, and further ticket and travel information is available on the web sites for Southern Railway and South West Trains.

There is now a Travel App for your iPhone or Android device available from Southern. This gives you up to the minute journey information, enables you to buy tickets on line and stores your "Favourites". Go to http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/app to download.

Ashtead to London - Live Train Information

Ashtead to Horsham - Live Train Information

Ashtead to Guildford - Live Train Information

Southern Railway's web site

South West Trains web site

National Rail Enquiries web site

If making a long journey cross country you might want to also try one of the "split ticketing" web site to see if you can make a saving. On some journeys a considerable saving can be made  and despite buying several tickets you can usually remain on the same train and even in the same seat. Go to www.splityourticket.co.uk or www.splitmyfare.co.uk or www.trainsplit.com. There are other sites springing up.

Other useful and comprehensive sites for journeys in the UK, Ireland and abroad are https://www.omio.co.uk/ and https://www.seat61.com/index.html.

Southern have issued the following guidance for when travelling, but they apply equally to all train operators:
• You must wear a face covering on public transport - while there are very important medical exemptions, this is a simple thing everyone who can, should do to help reduce the risk to others.
• Please follow the government social distancing guidelines
• Always check your journey before you travel
• Book tickets online and use contactless payments wherever possible
• Avoid travelling in busy hours– The busiest time on our network is now 06:00-07:30. We highlight busy trains through alerts in journey planners, there is advice on our website and announcements at stations. If you can, planning to travel on a quieter train will help everyone to promote social distancing
• Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
• When waiting for a train, avoid crowding the exit doors when leaving the train and allow your fellow passengers to leave the train safely

Timetables

South West Trains have announced their new timetables up to December 2020.

Southern are introducing a revised timetable with effect from 7th September 2020.

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Create your own Timetables by visiting both web sites.

Trainline.

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Buses

Disabled Bus Pass Changes
From 1 April 2019 residents with a disabled person’s bus pass or a disabled companion pass will no longer be able to travel for free before 9.30am or after 11pm on weekdays. However, bus travel will still be free for those pass holders between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and any time at the weekend and on public holidays. Some local bus operators might offer travel at a reduced fare for disabled and disabled companion pass holders. You can find out more on the Surrey County Council website. In the present circumstances this restriction has been lifted.

The following buses serve Ashtead:-

The 408 bus service from Edward Thomas, Epsom Coaches Quality Line runs between Epsom and Cobham (including Sainsburys Cobham and Tesco Leatherhead). To view the Timetable click on the following link. 408 Timetable

Changes with effect from 24th March 2020. The 479 Bus Service run by Arriva runs between Guildford and Epsom stopping at Ashtead Pond and The Street. The Sunday service continues to be run by Stagecoach. A number of services will depart at different times past the hour, so everybody will have to note carefully for their own route. The main publicity effort will be getting information in summary on the website, accompanied by timetables as supplied by the operators. Potential fluidity in the coming days/weeks will be a challenge in keeping the public informed. 479 Timetable Changes wef 24/3/2020

Note the changed times in the afternoons. In the present circumstances an hourly service only is being run.

There is also to be a new route, Service No. 21 operating from Crawley, Charlwood, Newdigate, Dorking, Boxhill, Leatherhead Ashtead through to Epsom. 21 Timetable.

New bus service between Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

On Monday 4 March 2019 a new bus service will start between Epsom, Sutton and St Helier Hospitals. The H1 service has previously operated as a staff shuttle bus, but will now be opened up to other passengers. It will run Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from around 6.25am until 7.50pm. There will only be two stops in Epsom & Ewell, at Epsom Hospital and on East Street at the stop by the Rainbow Leisure Centre, however further stops may be considered once the service is operational. It will be run by Quality Line Buses with the agreement of Transport for London. The timetable is attached and the fare will be £1.50.