The history of Effingham Junction Station

You can read about the history of Effingham Junction Railway Station on a newly added page to the Effingham History section of the About Effingham menu. It tells the story of the beginning of the line in 1885, the opening of the station in 1887, to the present day with appropriate photographs.

Steam train passing through Effingham Junction. Note gas lights on platforms and white gate on right which led to Station Master’s House (since demolished for carpark)

This work has resulted from the Friends of Effingham Junction Station which is part of the Railway Task Group set up by East Horsley Parish Council as Effingham Junction Station is actually located in East Horsley just over the border from Effingham. The Friends’ aim is to improve the experience of using the station, including its environment, accessibility and facilities. Recent initiatives have included the addition and maintenance of the planters at the station. The page was written by Vivien White who is currently the only Effingham member of the Friends. If you are interested in joining the Friends email the East Horsley Parish Clerk at

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