Gomshall railway station

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Gomshall National Rail
Gomshall railway station platform 2 in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceGomshall
Local authorityGuildford
Coordinates51°13′08″N 0°26′31″W / 51.219°N 0.442°W / 51.219; -0.442Coordinates: 51°13′08″N 0°26′31″W / 51.219°N 0.442°W / 51.219; -0.442
Grid referenceTQ089478
Operations
Station codeGOM
Managed byGreat Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 59,226
2014/15Decrease 58,480
2015/16Decrease 56,806
2016/17Increase 58,288
2017/18Increase 59,102
History
Key datesOpened 20 August 1849 (20 August 1849)
Original companyReading, Guildford and Reigate Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
20 August 1849 (1849-08-20)Opened as Gomshall and Shere Heath
March 1850Renamed Gomshall and Sheire
September 1852Renamed Gomshall and Shere
12 May 1980Renamed Gomshall
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

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, 35 miles 21 chains (56.75 km) measured from London Charing Cross via Redhill.

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. On 12 May 1980, the name was simplified to Gomshall.[1] As the older names suggest, it also serves the nearby village of Shere. It has been unmanned since 1967. 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]

Platforms[edit]

Gomshall Station has two staggered platforms. A gated foot crossing had been in use to access both until 25 November 2016 when it was replaced by a permanent bridge with ramped and stepped access.[3]

Accident[edit]

On 20 February 1904, a troop train, en route to Southampton, hauled by C class No. 294 was derailed at Gomshall station. There were no fatalities but the locomotive crew and four soldiers of the Northumberland Fusiliers were injured.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains are generally two-hourly off-peak and hourly peak-time, with additional Gatwick Airport services stopping at peak-time. There are 28 week-day services that call at Gomshall, 14 to Reading, 12 to Redhill and 2 to Gatwick Airport. There are 18 Saturday services that call at Gomshall, 9 to Reading, 8 to Redhill and 1 to Gatwick Airport. There are 16 Sunday services that call at Gomshall, 8 to Reading, 6 to Redhill and 2 to Gatwick Airport.


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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ a b http://www.sheredelight.com/train.html