Railway Improvement Work – Ashtead – Track Renewal (Update 8/2020)

The Residents' Association has been in dialogue with Network Rail regarding their proposed work to lay a new track bed through the station and the Level Crossing between Friday 4th September 2020 and Monday 7th September 2020. Residents might recall similar work to lay a new track bed on the down side of the platform a few years ago. This work will replace the rotten wooden sleepers on the upside and also those on the Level Crossing affected by weather, salt etc.

A letter has already been sent to all residents in Ashtead shown on the map and a second letter will follow shortly as follows:-

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The letter to be sent to residents is reproduced here:-

Dear neighbour

Railway Improvement Work: Ashtead - Track Renewal and Level Crossing Closure

I’m writing to follow up on the letter dated 4 May 2020 with further information on the track renewal project which Network Rail and our track alliance partners Colas will be completing during September and October 2020.
We will be re-laying the track (Platform 1 side) through Ashtead Station and Ashtead Level Crossing. Most of our work will be overnight with minimal disruption to the level crossing. However, we will be working continuously from 22:00 Friday 4 September to 05:00 Monday 7 September 2020. Ashtead level crossing will be closed at certain times (see table below) due to the nature of work involved.

Vehicle & Pedestrian Access
The level crossing closure times are detailed in the table attached. During the partial road closure times a temporary bridge will be installed across the level crossing with single file traffic and traffic light control. The official pedestrian diversion will be sign posted via the cattle-creep underpass. However, the two footbridges and the pedestrian foot crossing will all remain open throughout the works.

Car Parking & Onward Transport
We have agreed the full use of Ashtead station car park for the works. Residents will have access to 120 car parking spaces from 00:01 Friday 4th September until 23:59 Monday 7th September. There will be no charge for parking during these dates and times. There is no need to supply vehicle registrations at any point. In the unlikely event a fine is generated in error please contact us immediately and we will have this rectified.
For residents north of the crossing who choose to leave their vehicles in Ashtead station car park there will be onward transport available back to your property.

Emergency Services Response
If you have an emergency, call 999 as normal. The 999-control room will contact our Network Rail site representative via secure satellite phone, we will pause works immediately, clear the crossing and install a temporary bridge. Your safety is our priority, please contact us if you have any questions or specific circumstance, we should be aware of.

Further Updates
• A further update will be posted out in late August as a reminder of the works.
• To view latest updates please visit - www.networkrail.co.uk/Ashtead
• You can keep track of the works on Twitter by following @NetworkRailWssx

Contact Us
If anyone has any questions or concerns, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from the Ashtead Residents Association who will kindly collate responses for our project team. Alternatively, you can telephone the Network Rail 24-hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 quoting Ashtead Track Renewal (level crossing closure).

Yours sincerely
Community Relations, Wessex route

Date Time Closure or Part Closure
Friday 4 September 2020 to Saturday 5 September 2020 22.00 to 12.00 (midday) Full closure
Saturday 5 September 2020 12.00 (midday) to 22.00 Part Closure Traffic Light Control
Saturday 5 September to Sunday 6th September 2020 22.00 to 08.00 Full closure
Sunday 6 September 2020 to Monday 7 September 2020 08.00 to 05.00 Full closure