New Milton railway station

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New Milton National Rail
New Milton
The main buildings of New Milton railway station, viewed from the road outside.
Location
Place New Milton
Local authority New Forest
Grid reference SZ242951
Operations
Station code NWM
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.516 million
2005/06 Increase 0.555 million
2006/07 Increase 0.560 million
2007/08 Increase 0.605 million
2008/09 Increase 0.622 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.582 million
2010/11 Increase 0.610 million
2011/12 Increase 0.624 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.612 million
History
Original company London and South Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
6 March 1888 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Milton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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New Milton railway station serves the town of New Milton in Hampshire, England. The station also serves nearby places including Milford on Sea, Bashley, Ashley, Hordle and Barton on Sea.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1886 as part of the Brockenhurst to Christchurch Branch Railway which opened to traffic in 1888. It was operated by the London and South Western Railway from 1888 to 1923, by the Southern Railway from 1923 to 1948 and by British Railways from 1948, and from 1982 as part of the Network South East region. Since privatisation in 1996 it has been operated by Stagecoach Group as the South West Trains Franchise.[1]

When it was built there was some discussion on what to call the new station. Milton was suggested, as the closest place, but was discounted as there are a number of places in England with that name. Barton, a short distance away, was also suggested but was decided against for the same reason. It was not until the sub-postmistress set up the sub Post office across the road and called it New Milton Sub Post Office that the current name was decided upon.[2]

Services[edit]

Trains passing at New Milton

Services that call here are: Weymouth semi-fast service, the Poole stopping service and trains to London Waterloo via Southampton and Basingstoke.

The station is able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches, longer trains only open the doors in the first 5 or 4 coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

The station is equipped with toilets, a waiting room, bicycle lockers, electronic passenger information screens, a ticket office as well as ticket machines, and has a large pay-and-display car park with 73 spaces for commuters.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brockenhurst   South West Trains
London-Weymouth semi-fast services
  Christchurch
Sway   South West Trains
London-Poole stopping services
  Hinton Admiral

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of the railway companies of Hampshire". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "About New Milton". New Milton Town Partnership. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 

Coordinates: 50°45′22″N 1°39′29″W / 50.756°N 1.658°W / 50.756; -1.658