Gomshall railway station
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|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 20 August 1849|
|Original company||Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern Railway|
|20 August 1849||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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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. It also serves the nearby village of Shere. It has been unmanned since 1967. On 12 May 1980, the name was simplified to Gomshall. 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.
- On 20 February 1904, a passenger train hauled by C class No. 294 was derailed at Gomshall station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Chilworth||Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Yonge, John (November 2008) . Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)
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