Harry Potter fans may spot a familiar sight in the new blockbuster released next week, as some scenes were filmed at Surbiton station.

Hollywood blockbuster Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is released on Wednesday, July 15, almost two years after Dumbledore and Harry Potter graced the platforms to board the Hogwarts Express.

The action was understood to have centred around Cafe Chaud on platforms one and two and filming was carried out overnight on Saturday, November 17, 2007.

Michael Gambon, who plays Dumbledore and Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the boy wizard himself, were both spotted at the scene.

A worker at Surbiton station said: “I saw them setting up with actors to make sure they had the lighting right, and they reorganised the waiting room a little.

“They chose Surbiton station because it has a very 1930s art-deco feel.”

The crew’s base of 130 vehicles was split between the station car park, Glenbuck Road and Kingston University’s car park in Fassett Road. More than 100 crew were involved on the night.

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) were also on hand to deal with any crazed fans, but no incidents were reported.

A spot of wizardry meant train services were unaffected and filming only took place when trains stopped for the night.

It is unclear how heavily Surbiton station features in the sixth Harry Potter film, but it is believed to represent Hogsmeade station, the closest train stop to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

According to filming reports from a Harry Potter fans’ website, Dumbledore was captured beckoning someone as a train rushes past and steam is blown in front of him.

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