Portsmouth Harbour railway station

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Portsmouth Harbour National Rail
Portsmouth Harbour
The station entrance (February 2014)
Location
Place Portsmouth
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU629000
Operations
Station code PMH
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 5 (4 in use)
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.620 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.430 million
2006/07 Increase 1.391 million
2007/08 Increase 1.663 million
2008/09 Increase 1.862 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.836 million
2010/11 Increase 1.905 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.852 million
2012/13 Increase 2.197 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 October 1876 (2 October 1876)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth Harbour from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. It is situated beside Gunwharf Quays in the city's harbour, and is an important transport terminal, with a bus interchange and ferry services to Gosport and the Isle of Wight. The station currently has four platforms in use: numbered 1, 3, 4 and 5. It is managed by South West Trains. Platform 2 is no longer in use.

The station is built on a pier made of wood, between the Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and the Historic Dockyard.

History[edit]

A 1910 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Portsmouth Harbour (lower left centre)

The station opened in 1876 as the terminus of Chief Engineers Frederick Banister's Portsmouth Waterside Extension to the Portsmouth Direct Line, which runs between this station and London's Waterloo station.[1] It was damaged during World War II by German bombs, then repaired.

Services[edit]

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

The station is served by a number of train operators. South West Trains operate services to London Waterloo via the Portsmouth Direct Line (via Guildford) and also via Fareham, Winchester and Basingstoke. They also operate local trains to Southampton Central.

There are train services along the West Coastway route, operated by Southern to Brighton, Littlehampton and London Victoria. Also, First Great Western operate trains via Southampton, Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central, via the Wessex Main Line.

The ferry from Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde on the Isle of Wight is operated by Wightlink. National Rail tickets between the Isle of Wight and stations on Great Britain include travel on the ferry.

The trains are as follows:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Portsmouth
and Southsea
  South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Terminus
Portsmouth
and Southsea
  Southern
West Coastway Line
  Terminus
Portsmouth
and Southsea
  First Great Western
Portsmouth Harbour-Cardiff Central
  Terminus
  Ferry services  
Terminus   Wightlink   Ryde Pier Head

Previous services[edit]

The station was once served by Virgin Trains as part of their Cross Country Route with services to and from Liverpool and Manchester, using an InterCity 125 set. However this service ceased around 2002 when the Class 220 Voyagers and Class 221 Super Voyagers were introduced.

The station was also served by Wessex Trains with one train a day to and from Penzance, as well as the services that are now run by their successor First Great Western.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°47′50″N 1°06′25″W / 50.79714°N 1.107044°W / 50.79714; -1.107044