Cosham railway station

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Cosham National Rail
Cosham
Station entrance
Location
Place Cosham
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU657051
Operations
Station code CSA
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.650 million
2005/06 Increase 0.682 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.664 million
2007/08 Increase 0.669 million
2008/09 Increase 0.820 million
2009/10 Increase 0.822 million
2010/11 Increase 0.855 million
2011/12 Increase 0.909 million
2012/13 Increase 0.945 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 October 1848 [1] (1 October 1848 [1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cosham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in the Portsmouth area
Portsmouth Direct Line
to London Waterloo via Guildford
West Coastway Line
to Southampton
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
Portchester
Havant
M27
Bedhampton
Cosham
A3(M)
A27
Portsbridge Creek
Hilsea
Fratton
Southsea Railway1885-1914
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
Portsmouth & Southsea
East Southsea
Admiralty Line
to HMNB Portsmouth
Portsmouth Harbour
FastCat
to Ryde Pier Head
Gosport Ferry
to Gosport

Cosham railway station serves the former village of Cosham, today a northern suburb of the city of Portsmouth in southern England.

Opened in 1848 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), it is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton. It is currently served by the South West Trains, Southern, and First Great Western train operating companies.

The Station used to have a small goods yard which served local freight trains around Portsmouth until 1982 when it was closed by British Rail. Today all that remains is an old loading Gauge, with the original site being built upon.

Services[edit]

Westward, the line through Cosham leads to Portchester and Fareham, eastward to a junction (part of the local "Railway Triangle") between lines leading south to Hilsea and Portsmouth and east to Bedhampton and Havant.

Although the nearest station eastward is Bedhampton, until December 2007 there were no direct services calling at both Cosham and Bedhampton. Passengers between these two stations had to travel to Hilsea, the next station south on the Portsmouth line, and change trains there. Today there is a very limited late evening service provided by South West Trains.

First Great Western services do not call during the late evening.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Havant   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Portchester or Fareham
Hilsea   South West Trains
West Coastway Line
  Portchester
Havant   First Great Western
West Coastway Line
  Fareham
Fratton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°50′31″N 1°04′03″W / 50.84194°N 1.06750°W / 50.84194; -1.06750