Trains to Aldershot

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Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, located approximately 31.8 mi (51.2 km) southwest of London. The presence of the British Army, that since 1853 permanently settled a training camp, led to the growth and development of the former small village of Aldershot into a thriving Victorian town. The military is a significant part of the community and actively contributes to the economy of the town.

Aldershot railway station is located near the town centre, it first opened in 1870. It distances 35 miles (56 km) from London Waterloo, the station is operated by South Western Railway that provides train services along the Alton Line. Passengers travelling from Aldershot train station can catch trains directed to London Waterloo, Alton, Guildford and Ascot. The train station is equipped with three platforms. Platform 1 serves trains directed to Woking and London Waterloo, the average train journey time is 50 minutes. Platform 2 operates trains directed to Guildford and Alton, while Platform 3 usually operates trains to Ascot. Platforms 2 and 3 are connected to the main station building by the original subway or a covered footbridge. Lifts are incorporated into the footbridge for disabled access. Ramps for train access, wheelchairs and designated staff are assist passengers with accessibility requirements travelling from or to Aldershot station. Book accessibility aid when purchasing your train tickets to Aldershot to avoid unnecessary waiting time and ensure a smooth journey.

Typical weekday off-peak services departing from Aldershot station include two trains per hour directed to London Waterloo. Two trains per hour to Alton, two to Guildford and two trains per hour are directed to Ascot. Three train services operate in the morning and two in the evening at peak time, connecting Aldershot to London Waterloo via Woking. The town attracts thousands of visitors each year, the train system is fundamental to support this people exchange. Visitors are attracted to the town thanks to its prominent shopping area, centered around Union street and Wellington Street that are five-minute walk from the station. Other Aldershot attractions include the first Duke of Wellington 30 feet high bronze statue that features the Battle of Waterloo. The statue is made with bronze derived from former cannons, it can be found 20-minute walk from the train station. Westgate Leisure Park located on Barrack Road offers visitors a supermarket, a cinema and a wide range of restaurants to satisfy all the palates. Travellers are advised to buy train tickets to Aldershot in advance to benefit from special offers and early bird discounts. Passengers travelling from Aldershot station will still find original Victorian fa├žade dating back to 1870.

Aldershot train station offers 2 self-service ticket vending machines that are located outside the entrance of the ticket booking hall. These are accessible to travellers 24/7. Vending machines allow passengers to purchase or collect pre-booked tickets when the ticket office is closed. To collect pre-booked tickets travellers are required to digit the booking number and to insert the debit or credit card used to purchase the tickets. The train station entrance is located on Station road, travellers will immediately find the ticket office that is opened seven days a week with the following opening times: Monday to Saturday from 6:20 to 9:20pm and on Sundays from 7:35am to 6:55pm. The station is equipped with information screens showing departures and arrivals on each platform. Furthermore, the station offers travellers a ticket office located on the station concourse. The bus stops are located right outside the train station, on Station Road. CCTV, ATMs and Wi-Fi services operate at this train station. Pay and display car parking, bicycle racks, a taxi rank and a drop-off bay can be easily found right outside the train station.