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' The Necropolis Railway station. The Necropolis Company provided a service of funeral trains, linking London with the Brookwood Cemetery to the south of the LSWR main line at Brookwood station. The coffins and mourners would be carried first or third class (the coffins had their own cardboard ticket just like the passengers), the former in special hearse vans (with fist and third class compartments) fitted with racks for the caskets. The station suffered a direct hint in an air raid in 1941 and never reopened for business after the war. For short time the main station was used but then the Company decided it would no longer be profitable to run the funeral trains and this part of the business folded. '