|Location||Shalford, Surrey, Guildford|
|Managed by||Great Western Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Opened||20 August 1849|
|Original company||Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern Railway|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Shalford railway station serves the village of Shalford, Surrey, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Great Western Railway. It is on the North Downs Line. The station is 41 miles 2 chains (66.0 km) from Charing Cross, and has two platforms, which can each accommodate a six-coach train. To the west is Shalford Junction, 41 miles 60 chains (67.2 km) from Charing Cross, where the North Downs Line meets the Portsmouth Direct Line 31 miles 42 chains (50.7 km) from Waterloo (via Woking).
In 1940, Shalford was a sub-control centre coordinating the evacuation trains dispersing the soldiers brought back from Dunkirk.
On 11 April 1944 two goods trains collided at Shalford Station. One of them consisted of tankers of aviation fuel en route to airfields in Kent. Leaks from the damaged wagons caused a major fire which was eventually brought under control by the fire brigade, with assistance of members of the local police and Home Guard volunteers, who used sandbags to contain the spread of the burning fuel. Nearby properties, including a potato and vegetable store, were badly damaged as was the steel road bridge over the railway that was buckled by the heat. Fortunately the local pub, the Queen Victoria, escaped unharmed.
As of May 2016[update], the typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Reading and one to Redhill. Additional services from Reading terminate at Shalford in peak hours.
Between Guildford and Redhill the stopping service pattern alternates every two hours off-peak:
|Hour 1||2||Shalford||Chilworth||Gomshall||Dorking Deepdene||Reigate||Redhill|
|Hour 2||2||Shalford||Dorking West||Dorking Deepdene||Betchworth||Reigate||Redhill|
In peak hours the stopping service serves all stations in both directions.
On Sundays, all services are extended to Gatwick Airport, but the service is two-hourly in each direction.