Haslemere railway station

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Haslemere National Rail
Haslemere railway station in Sept 2007 (1).jpg
Location
PlaceHaslemere
Local authorityWaverley
Grid referenceSU897329
Operations
Station codeHSL
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms3
DfT categoryC2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.732 million
2014/15Increase 1.785 million
2015/16Increase 1.804 million
2016/17Steady 1.804 million
2017/18Decrease 1.777 million
– Interchange Increase 0.104 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 January 1859 (1 January 1859)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Haslemere from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Haslemere railway station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line, serving the town of Haslemere, Surrey, England. It is 42 miles 79 chains (69.2 km) down the line from London Waterloo, measured via Woking.[1]

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 station, 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.[citation needed]

Since June 2008, a new footbridge with lifts provides disabled access to platforms 2 and 3.[citation needed]

In December 2016, the station received a new decked car park, which added significant parking space at the station.[2]

Services[edit]

It is the only station on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Guildford and Havant to have more than two platforms. Platform 3 is used to allow northbound fast services to overtake stopping services. Platform 2 (generally up line) also receives termination of trains.

As of May 2019, the current off-peak service in trains per hour is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Witley   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line (stopping services)
  Terminus
Godalming     Liphook
Godalming   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Petersfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 26A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ "Haslemere decked car park". Retrieved 3 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°05′20″N 0°43′08″W / 51.089°N 0.719°W / 51.089; -0.719