Re-opening of the Guildford to Cranleigh Railway Line
There has been much talk and speculation
on the possible re-opening of the line, the most likely option
was a line from Peasmarsh Junction that ran just as far as Cranleigh.
It now seems very unlikely that it will
ever re-open, but the track bed is now 'protected through the
statutory planning process' so maybe the council hasn't dismissed
the idea altogether!
fact sheet 2: Re-opening of the Guildford to Cranleigh Railway
Advertiser 6th June 1997
Advertiser 13th June 1997
Magazine - Rails to Cranleigh
Borough Council Planning Policy
A new report out in June 2009 by ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) lists stations and lines that are proposed to be either newly built or re-opened.
Cranleigh is amongst the list of stations that would be re-opened and a new track bed laid.
• Click here to download and read a PDF copy of the proposal
Click here to read a BBC article on the proposal,
or click here for a 2nd article on the story.