Portsmouth & Southsea railway station
|Portsmouth & Southsea|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|14 June 1847||Opened (Portsmouth)|
|2 October 1876||Renamed (Portsmouth Town)|
|1925||Renamed (Portsmouth & Southsea)|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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 & 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.
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)
- 3tph to London Waterloo via Guildford
- 1tph to London Waterloo via Eastleigh and Basingstoke
- 3tph to Portsmouth Harbour
- 1tph to Southampton Central
- 1tph to London Victoria via Horsham and Gatwick Airport
- 1tph to Littlehampton
- 1tph to Brighton
- 2tph to Portsmouth Harbour
- 1tph to Cardiff Central
- 1tpd to Brighton
- 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Fratton||South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
|Portsmouth Harbour or Terminus|
West Coastway Line
|First Great Western
West Coastway Line
A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth and Southsea railway station