Gomshall railway station

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Gomshall National Rail
Gomshall railway station platform 2 in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Gomshall
Local authority Guildford
Grid reference TQ089478
Operations
Station code GOM
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 50,642
2012/13 Increase 59,290
2013/14 Decrease 59,226
2014/15 Decrease 58,480
2015/16 Decrease 56,806
History
Key dates Opened 20 August 1849 (20 August 1849)
Original company Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
20 August 1849 (1849-08-20) Opened as Gomshall and Shere Heath
March 1850 Renamed Gomshall and Sheire
September 1852 Renamed Gomshall and Shere
12 May 1980 Renamed Gomshall
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gomshall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Gomshall railway station serves the village of Gomshall in Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Great Western Railway. It is on the North Downs Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway on 20 August 1849, and was originally named Gomshall and Shere Heath; it was renamed Gomshall and Sheire in March 1850, and Gomshall and Shere in September 1852.[1] It also serves the nearby village of Shere. It has been unmanned since 1967. On 12 May 1980, the name was simplified to Gomshall.[1] The station is 35 miles 21 chains (56.7 km) from Charing Cross, and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a three-coach train.[2]

Accident[edit]

  • On 20 February 1904, a passenger train hauled by C class No. 294 was derailed at Gomshall station.[3]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service (from December 2006) is one train every two hours between Reading and Redhill (extended to Gatwick Airport on Sundays).[4]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Chilworth   Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
  Dorking West

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3. 
  3. ^ http://www.sheredelight.com/train.html
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 51°13′08″N 0°26′31″W / 51.219°N 0.442°W / 51.219; -0.442