Beaulieu Road railway station
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Beaulieu Road station platforms
|Local authority||District of New Forest|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Southampton and Dorchester Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1 June 1847||Opened|
|1 March 1860||Closed|
|1 November 1895||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beaulieu Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Opened by the Southampton and Dorchester Railway (S&DR) on 1 June 1847, the station was not originally intended to serve the village of Beaulieu, which lies some 3.5 miles (5.5 km) distant. The railway company were obliged to open it as a 'personal' station for Lord Montagu, a concession to him for allowing the railway to be built over part of his Beaulieu Estate. A special signal would indicate to the train drivers that they should stop for Lord Montagu and his guests.
Nowadays the station is served by London Waterloo to Poole stopping services operated by South West Trains. As of the December 2007 timetable, on Mondays to Fridays trains call only during the morning peak and late afternoon. From May 2008, a late morning service has also been added in each direction. Currently (2013) there are down trains, towards Poole, every two or three hours on Monday to Friday, the last being 20:44, but only three up trains (08:08, 11:38 and 18:38). On Saturdays there are five up and six down services. On Sundays, however, there is a better service, with trains to and from Poole calling hourly throughout the day.
Even on Sundays, however, services to and from Brockenhurst are much more frequent than those to Beaulieu Road.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ashurst New Forest||South West Trains
London-Poole stopping service
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