Brockenhurst railway station
|Two XC Voyagers meet at Brockenhurst|
|Local authority||New Forest (district)|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|- Interchange||0.245 million|
|- Interchange||0.249 million|
|Original company||Southampton and Dorchester Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1 June 1847||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* 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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|Railways in the Southampton area|
|Railways in the Bournemouth area|
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". 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.
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.
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.
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- "South West Trains wins top station honour at National Rail Awards". South West Trains. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- "South West Trains rides away with two national cycling awards". South West Trains. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
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