Petersfield railway station

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Petersfield National Rail
Petersfield
Location
Place Petersfield
Local authority East Hampshire
Grid reference SU743235
Operations
Station code PTR
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2 (was 4)
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.006 million
2005/06 Increase 1.041 million
2006/07 Increase 1.096 million
2007/08 Increase 1.195 million
2008/09 Increase 1.233 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.221 million
2010/11 Increase 1.294 million
2011/12 Increase 1.300 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.299 million
History
Key dates Opened 1859 (1859)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Petersfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Petersfield railway station is a railway station serving the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London (London Waterloo) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth Harbour railway station).

The station has two tracks, and two platforms, although in the past had a third platform branching into the coal yard situated adjacent to the station and a fourth platform on the north side of the level crossing serving the branch to Midhurst closed in 1955. The main buildings date back to the opening of the line in 1859 and are of a "town" type, larger than other wayside stations on the route but identical to Godalming.

There used to be a halt between Petersfield and Rowlands Castle, to the south of Buriton Tunnel, called Woodcroft. It was built to serve the local naval establishment. Because of its naval nature it wasn't featured on many maps, some maps however did mark it by a little tab but without a name.

Services[edit]

Its service has improved steadily over the years and it now normally enjoys three trains per hour in each direction, of which two are expresses between Waterloo and Portsmouth.

A new bus service started in 2007 linking the town of Waterlooville with the station at Petersfield, running via Horndean, to give that area access to the rail network. This bus service has now stopped, from mid-December 2009.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Liss   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line (stopping services)
  Rowlands Castle
Haslemere   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Havant
Historical railways
Liss
Line and station open
  Southern Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Woodcroft Halt
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   Midhurst Railways   Rogate

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Coordinates: 51°00′25″N 0°56′28″W / 51.007°N 0.941°W / 51.007; -0.941