Haslemere railway station

Haslemere National Rail
Place Haslemere
Local authority Waverley
Grid reference SU897329
Station code HSL
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 3
DfT category C2
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 1.692 million
2011/12 Increase 1.701 million
2012/13 Steady 1.701 million
2013/14 Increase 1.732 million
2014/15 Increase 1.785 million
Key dates Opened 1 January 1859 (1 January 1859)
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* 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.
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Haslemere railway station is a busy stop on the Portsmouth Direct Line, serving the town of Haslemere, Surrey, England.

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, 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.

Since June 2008 a new footbridge with lifts provides disabled access to platforms 2 and 3.

The station is due to receive a new decked car park by December 2016, which is currently under construction.[1]


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

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Witley   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line (stopping services)
Godalming     Liphook
Guildford   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line


  1. "Haslemere decked car park". Retrieved 3 August 2016.

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

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