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A junction station on the southern main line to the Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth.
The line is west of the triangle from London and Chertsey/Virginia Water and Staines. If there is engineering works on the main line trains are often diverted via Staines and peel off here.
Railway type and traffic
Very busy, several trains per hour.
All current third rail EMUS, including a few DMUs running to non electric routes (Exeter).
Very occasionally the odd steam charter will pass straight through.
The Merehead to Woking stone passes through the station rising up to the junction.
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Suburban London, quite busy with people and reasonably safe, but stay alert.
From the M25, Junction 11:
Head east towards Chertsey and Weybridge. When you reach the roundabout take the 4th exit (A318) and follow this road south for about 2 miles to the next roundabout. Here take the 1st exit and cross the river and follow the road to the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Byfleet and New Haw Station map co-ordinates
There is a station car park.
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The line runs roughly south west to north east and as such has possibilities throughout the day. The station has two platforms that are on the outside edges of the slow roads, with two fast roads in the centre.
The junction for the Staines line is at the north east end of the station and the lines dive under the main line further to the north east and as such the 'southbound' workings have quite a climb into the station.
The M25 is reasonably close to the south west corner of the station, but it is more of a quite, but constant, drone than an irritation to sound recordings.
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
A train rising up from the Staines lines.
Fig 2 - Looking north east
Same position as fig 1, but a wider view.
Fig 3 - Looking north east
From further along the platform to fig 1 and 2.
Fig 4 - Looking north east
Another view of a train rising up from the Staines line.
A view of the Merehead to Woking stone, in a similar position, can be found on Chris Nevard's Website
Fig 5 - Looking north
A train crosses from the fast lines to the slows and then down onto the Staines line.
Fig 6 - Looking south west
A London bound working on the fast line.
Fig 7 - Looking south west
A view from the 'country' end of the station. The bridge in the background carries the M25.
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