Micheldever railway station

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Micheldever National Rail
Micheldever
Location
Place Micheldever
Local authority Winchester
Grid reference SU517428
Operations
Station code MIC
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  58,735
2005/06 Increase 76,296
2006/07 Increase 88,434
2007/08 Increase 0.108 million
2008/09 Increase 0.118 million
2009/10 Increase 0.125 million
2010/11 Increase 0.142 million
2011/12 Increase 0.148 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.142 million
History
Key dates Opened 11 May 1840 (11 May 1840)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Micheldever from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Waiting room and island platform, 2009
Wagons in the goods yard, 2009

Micheldever railway station, in the village of Micheldever Station, serves Micheldever (approximately 2 miles to the south) and the surrounding area in Hampshire, England. It is a flint building with an added veranda. The station is on the South Western Main Line, 58 miles (93 km) south west of London Waterloo towards Southampton and is managed by South West Trains. The station is near the A303 Basingstoke to Andover road approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the village.

History[edit]

It was originally called "Andover Road" until Andover got its own station. Following the construction of the station, a cluster of houses and small shops (include the Canada Stores) were attracted to the area, creating the village known as Micheldever Station. No shops remain, though there is a tyre merchant and trailer supplier trading there.

Electrification[edit]

Just prior to electrification of the line in 1967 the track layout was changed when the two side platforms were replaced by an island platform between the tracks.

Service patterns[edit]

Generally a train leaves hourly in each direction. Trains towards London Waterloo call at Basingstoke, Farnborough (Main) (Mondays-Saturdays only), Woking (every day) and Clapham Junction (Sundays only). Trains towards Portsmouth Harbour call at Winchester, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Botley, Fareham, Portchester, Cosham, Hilsea, Fratton and Portsmouth and Southsea. On Sundays they call at Winchester, Shawford (every two hours) and Eastleigh, where the train divides: The front part of the train runs to Poole, calling at Southampton Airport Parkway, Southampton Central, Totton, Ashurst New Forest, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst, Sway, New Milton, Hinton Admiral, Christchurch, Pokesdown and Bournemouth. The rear part of the train travels to Portsmouth as described above.

Goods yard[edit]

There is a goods yard which served a (now closed) oil depot. The yard is still (2014) in use for rolling stock storage.

Bus service[edit]

A local bus service to Winchester is provided by Mervyn's Coaches, but with only one trip in each direction on weekdays. There is no bus service at weekends.[1]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Basingstoke   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
  Winchester

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′55″N 1°15′40″W / 51.182°N 1.261°W / 51.182; -1.261