Surbiton's Award Winning Station

It's great for parking your bike.

The London Cycling Campaign awarded Kingston Borough Council a 'Cycling Oscar' in their Annual General Meeting last week. Surbiton Station was judged the 'Best Cycle Facility' for it's double-decker cycle racks.


More trains for Surbiton

Radical new timetable leaving many with longer journey times may benefit Surbiton commuters.

From December 12th, South West Trains intend to make fundmental changes to train times on many of their services, with reportedly longer times for many routes.

Read more in The Ealing Times...

Murder at the station?

Surbiton station was cordoned off on Saturday afternoon and the London Air Ambulance was flown in to deal with what the police described as a 'serious assult'. Bystanders say it was murder.


Reports confirm that the victim had seriously head injuries though is in a stable condition at St Georges Hospital.

Two individuals were arrested for causing grievious bodily harm and the station forecourt was reopened to public at 8.00pm. Steven Penny, at 30 year old Tolworth resident was due to appear at Kingston Crown Court having been charged in relation to the assault.

All change at Surbiton Station car park

Proposed plans to change car parking at Surbiton Station are to be discussed with the public.

At 5.30pm on Monday March 15 at the Victoria Road YMCA, the public has been invited to comment on Kingston Borough's plans to improve the parking and develop housing in the South East corner.

The draft brief to be discussed, which can be downloaded from the council's website, proposes the following:

  • High density and affordable housing
  • Attractive and convenient station parking
  • Unified appearance with environment and enhance station's character
  • Environmentally sustainable features

With the possible reduced parking due to this proposed housing development, and another proposal to impose residential parking restrictions, it makes one wonder whether station car park users gain much benefit?

A word with SWT's head honcho

They kept it a bit quiet, but between 3pm and 5pm on Monday 9 February, hosted a live online chat with Andrew Haines, South West Trains' Managing Director.

Cabbies not happy with station plans

The recently annouced forecourt changes to Surbiton station have met with opposition by it's most frequent users, the taxi drivers.

The changes planned for the front and rear entrance roadways are intended to improve accessability, but the cabbies aren't happy with the £150,000 scheme as it will reduce the space available for parking their taxis. The current allocation of 30 places is to be replaced with just 22.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association have lodged an objection to Transport for London and Kingston Council asking for alternative parking to be considered by the Surbiton neighbourhood commitee at their meeting in mid December.

Clean and friendly station?

South West Trains has named Surbiton station as it's award winner for cleanliness and friendliness. Did they confuse it with another Surbiton somewhere?

The station gets a £1,000 prize and each staff member gets a £50 token. Shame they can't do anything about the service though.

It's an interesting comparison to it's other recent nomination for 'The Hans Christian Anderson award for most original excuse.'

Read the rest in the Kingston Guardian...

SWT makeover for bad service

South West Trains have anounced their Open Network (ON) initiative that's intended to give their train service a facelift.

Though £1.5 million is being spent, no extra services are being introduced. The Transport for London concept is being piloted in Kingston, Norbiton and New Malden though presently they have no intention to include Surbiton.

The scheme's purpose is to retune peoples thinking of the service giving it more of an London Underground feel through rebranding and advertising, though it's unlikely people will be too impressed with the unchanged services once they try them.

Surbiton station's award nomination

Surbiton station

Surbiton station announcers have been nominated for the 'Hans Christian Anderson award for most original excuse.'

Syndicate content