Two rush-hour trains that run through Surbiton and the Elmbridge borough are among the top 10 most overcrowded in England and Wales.

The 7.02am and 7.32am South West Train services from Woking to Waterloo fall ninth and 10th on a list of the most crowded trains in England and Wales, published by the Rail Executive this month.

The services, which pass through Weybridge, Walton, HershamEsher and Surbiton before arriving at London Waterloo, regularly depart at 150 per cent over capacity.

Figures released by the Rail Executive show the 7.02am service regularly departs with at least 431 more passengers than it is allocated, with the 7.32am leaving the station with 431 extra passengers.

Surrey County Council cabinet member for planning Mike Goodman said: “It’s a terrible feeling when a train pulls in already chock full and passengers have to pack in like sardines.

“With Surrey contributing £35bn to the UK economy annually and 20 per cent more commuters catching the train to Waterloo within 20 years, it’s essential we do everything possible to ensure the county’s rail network meets passenger demand.”

The services carry on average 1,180 and 1,169 passengers on trains designed for just 738.

Surbiton commuters bear the brunt of the overcrowding with the station being the last stop before the train reaches London Waterloo.

Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry has said this is just one of the reasons to embrace Crossrail 2.

He said: "Too many people are being forced to stand on trains because they arrive full and the overcrowding at Surbiton station.

"Only major investment can tackle these problems and that only Crossrail 2 has the potential to even get close to managing the level of growth in passenger volume we are going to see."