Haslemere railway station
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 January 1859|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Haslemere from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The large car park (to the south) and industrial estate (to the north) were originally large goods sidings. Platform 3 is an addition to the original structure, built in 1938 when the line was electrified. Until then Haslemere was just a standard wayside station, but it became steadily busier as commuter traffic from the surrounding countryside grew. There are now four trains an hour to London Waterloo, two of them express services.
The adjoining bridge (Foster's Bridge) over Lower Street was originally built as a two-track brick arch, but was widened later with a metal girder section. The station has a newspaper seller, coffee kiosk and a dry cleaner, in addition there is a larger newsagent's adjacent to the station.
Since June 2008 a new footbridge with lifts provides disabled access to platforms 2 and 3.
It is the only station on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Havant Junction with more than two platforms. Platform 3 is used to allow northbound fast services to overtake stopping services. Platform 2 (generally up line) also receives terminating down trains.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Witley||South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line (stopping services)
|Guildford||South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
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