Brockenhurst railway station

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Brockenhurst National Rail
Brockenhurst
Two XC Voyagers meet at Brockenhurst
Location
Place Brockenhurst
Local authority New Forest (district)
Coordinates 50°48′59″N 1°34′26″W / 50.8164°N 1.5739°W / 50.8164; -1.5739Coordinates: 50°48′59″N 1°34′26″W / 50.8164°N 1.5739°W / 50.8164; -1.5739
Grid reference SU301019
Operations
Station code BCU
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.939 million
2005/06 Increase 1.013 million
2006/07 Increase 1.128 million
2007/08 Increase 1.188 million
2008/09 Increase 1.244 million
2009/10 Increase 1.249 million
2010/11 Increase 1.355 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.196 million
- Interchange 0.245 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.145 million
- Interchange Increase 0.249 million
History
Original company Southampton and Dorchester Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 June 1847 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brockenhurst from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brockenhurst railway station is a railway station serving the village of Brockenhurst in Hampshire, England. It is located on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth. It is also the junction of the Lymington Branch Line with the main line.

The station was winner of the 2009 National Rail Award for best medium-sized station, with the judges stating they "were impressed by the standard of customer service, station presentation, initiative and innovation they observed, all of which ensure that the station provides a smooth, efficient and pleasant departure and arrival point for the travelling customer".[1][2] The station was also winner of a National Cycling Award, for a system which informs passengers of where cycle spaces are on approaching trains, allowing them to speed boarding, and partnerships with local bike-hire firms.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has four platforms:

  • Platform 1 - Up loop platform used by stopping services to Poole where it is overtaken by the express services from Weymouth and CrossCountry services from Bournemouth on platform 2. This is occasionally used by Lymington services.
  • Platform 2 - for through services towards Southampton, Winchester and London Waterloo.
  • Platform 3 - for through services towards Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth.
  • Platform 4 - Down loop platform for Lymington services, this can also be used by other down services, but this is rare.

The station has an unusual luggage traverser bridge, which can be moved out over the track to give access to platform 1. It is mainly used for disabled passengers and at peak times for the large flow of students to Brockenhurst College.

Services[edit]

South West Trains Desiro EMU 444010 departs with a service to London Waterloo.
The station as it was in 1963

The station is primarily served by South West Trains, who operate fast and semi-fast trains from Waterloo to Weymouth, stopping services from Waterloo to Poole, and local stopping services to Lymington. In addition, CrossCountry operate services from Bournemouth to Manchester.

Some peak time South West Trains services by-pass the station without stopping.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southampton Central   CrossCountry
Bournemouth-Manchester
  Bournemouth
  South West Trains
Waterloo-Weymouth express services
 
Southampton Central   South West Trains
Waterloo-Weymouth semi-fast services
  New Milton
Ashurst New Forest
or Beaulieu Road
  South West Trains
London-Poole
  Sway
Terminus   South West Trains
Lymington Branch Line
  Lymington Town
Historical railways
Terminus   London and South Western Railway
Lymington Branch Line
  Shirley Holms Halt
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

Southampton and Dorchester Railway
  Holmsley

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