A delightful Surrey town on the banks of the River Thames, Shepperton blossomed from a sleepy village into a popular commuter town when rail arrived in 1864. Development exploded to cater for the many well-off workers fleeing the smog-laden city for a slice of countryside living. Thanks to the M3 motorway arriving in the 1990s, the suburban town boomed, offering tremendous road links with the rest of the country and rail links with London's Charing Cross and Waterloo.
Passengers arrive into the heart of Shepperton high street with the village hall, library, shops and restaurants just a stone's throw from the station. Shepperton is most famous for its film studios, making movie magic since 1931, but the area has always had artistic merit, and over the centuries, poets and painters, such as Shelley and Turner, have come to enjoy its splendid riverside views. Today, Shepperton remains tranquil with a Swan Sanctuary and the Conservation Area of Church Square to the south of the station.