North Camp railway station
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North Camp station
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1858|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at North Camp from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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|North Downs Line|
The station is managed by Great Western Railway, who provide services on the North Downs Line from Reading to Guildford, Redhill and Gatwick Airport. It is staffed on a part-time basis (mornings/early afternoons, Mon-Sat) and has a level crossing at the Reading end.
The station is less than half a mile (one kilometre)'s walk from Ash Vale station (on the Ascot to Guildford line). These railway lines cross but otherwise have no proper interchange. This is because they were constructed by two independent railway companies who did not think it necessary to provide an interchange.
The station opened in 1858 as North Camp, Aldershot. It was renamed Aldershot Camp in 1863, Aldershot (North Camp) in 1879, Aldershot (North Camp) & South Farnborough in June 1910, Aldershot North in July 1923 before receiving its present name in March 1924.
Great Western Railway provide two services per hour between Reading and Redhill, one stopping service and one semi-fast. The latter continues through to/from Gatwick Airport, whilst a few peak hour trains also terminate/start at Shalford. On Sundays there is an hourly service each way between Reading and Gatwick Airport.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Farnborough North||Great Western Railway
North Downs Line
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around North Camp railway station
- Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark page 99
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 148 (Network Rail)
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