This website and forum is great. A lot of information about Surbiton has helped me make up my mind that I'm going to take the plunge and move out of Central London (which, while convenient, is dirty and noisy) and move to Surbiton.
I have a relatively noddy question about travelling to/from central London.
I understand that there are three kinds of trains from Surbiton to Waterloo - fast, semi-fast and slow.
Given that the fast train is one of the best zone 6 - zone 1 connections, I imagine it's one of the reasons Surbiton is so popular. So here's my question:
Can you actually get on a train? I expect that in rush hour they'll be busy (and some will have come a considerable distance before they even get to Surbiton), but there's a big difference between (i) having to stand (even if a bit squashed) on a train all the way to London and (ii) having to let 1 or 2 or 3 (or more) trains go by because you can't actually get on them.
I've got visions of hundreds of commuters trying to get on a train at 8.30 in a morning and only a few being successful.
Or am I just being silly?
Any info on this gratefully received.