Portsmouth & Southsea railway station

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Portsmouth & Southsea National Rail
Portsmouth & Southsea
Location
Place Portsmouth
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU641002
Operations
Station code PMS
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  3.052 million
2005/06 Increase 3.419 million
2006/07 Decrease 2.018 million
2007/08 Decrease 1.884 million
2008/09 Increase 2.322 million
2009/10 Decrease 2.281 million
2010/11 Increase 2.384 million
2011/12 Increase 2.413 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.965 million
2013/14 Increase 2.032 million
History
14 June 1847 Opened (Portsmouth)
2 October 1876 Renamed (Portsmouth Town)
1925 Renamed (Portsmouth & Southsea)
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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 Portsmouth & Southsea 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

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre. British Transport Police maintain a presence at the station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the building and regular local buses within five minutes walking distance.

Ticket barriers are in operation.

The station is managed by South West Trains.

Part of the station is still in its Network Southeast red livery for stations.

Services[edit]

The station is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. In addition there are regular services to Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Woking, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and London Victoria. The station is split into two distinct parts: the high level (one island platform for through trains) and the low level (two bay platforms) where some trains terminate. Portsmouth and Southsea was once the junction for the Portsmouth Dockyard branch. In addition, Hovertravel run a bus service from Portsmouth & Southsea which connects to their Hovercraft service from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. The IoW terminal is located next to Ryde Esplanade, with a single price ticket for journeys via rail/hover/rail, similar to that provided by Wightlink from Portsmouth Harbour.

Monday to Saturday (off peak services)

South West Trains
  • 3tph to London Waterloo via Guildford
  • 1tph to London Waterloo via Eastleigh and Basingstoke
  • 3tph to Portsmouth Harbour
  • 1tph to Southampton Central
Southern
  • 1tph to London Victoria via Horsham and Gatwick Airport
  • 1tph to Littlehampton
  • 1tph to Brighton
  • 2tph to Portsmouth Harbour
First Great Western
  • 1tph to Cardiff Central
  • 1tpd to Brighton
  • 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fratton   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Portsmouth Harbour or Terminus
  Southern
West Coastway Line
 
  First Great Western
West Coastway Line
 
Terminus   Hovertravel
Hovercraft
  Ryde Esplanade
via Hoverbus

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Coordinates: 50°47′54″N 1°05′25″W / 50.798448°N 1.090393°W / 50.798448; -1.090393