Build A Railway Station For Sheerwater
As my local council is looking at ways of improving the area, perhaps they can look at sourcing some funding for a new station to serve Sheerwater in Woking. The station itself could be built opposite Woking Business Park with two modular platforms (which could be built without closing the main line down), an overbridge with ramp for disabled users, two help points, CCTV, two shelters and two display boards giving train times - a basic simple yet functional station. The station entrance and exit would be from the main road into Sheerwater which would be locked overnight so as to deter vandals etc. There are over 6,000 people living in Sheerwater, so the station would see good use and it would be better to have a staion on their doorstep than commuting into Woking for a service to London or Guildford etc. and wasting money on buses or adding extra pollution to the atmosphere. The station would serve trains on the Alton/Guildford/Woking-London Waterloo and return services as well as stopping services to Basingstoke and Portsmouth Harbour etc. The station would be far apart from West Byfleet and Woking stations to be feasible and allow for trains to stop and speed up without disrupting the main line - and the station would be built allowing express services to pass straight through on the centre tracks. West Byfleet station's future would not be affected with a new station for Sheerwater. The overall design of the station would be left to the Council and Network Rail, but examples like Brookwood, Ash Vale, or West Byfleet could be considered in its construction. So we the undersigned urge the authorities in question to make it so!