Southampton Airport Parkway railway station

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Coordinates: 50°57′01″N 1°21′48″W / 50.9503°N 1.3634°W / 50.9503; -1.3634

Southampton Airport Parkway National Rail
Southampton Airport Parkway
The station looking northwards on 8 September 2006
Location
Place Eastleigh
Local authority Eastleigh
Grid reference SU448170
Operations
Station code SOA
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  1.190 million
2005/06 Increase 1.421 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.322 million
2007/08 Increase 1.404 million
2008/09 Increase 1.461 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.411 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.409 million
2011/12 Increase 1.508 million
2012/13 Increase 1.540 million
History
30 October 1929 Station opens as Atlantic Park Hostel Halt
Unknown Station closes
1 April 1966 Station reopens as Southampton Airport
29 September 1986 Station renamed Southampton Parkway for Southampton (Eastleigh) Airport
29 May 1994 Station renamed Southampton Airport Parkway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southampton Airport Parkway from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southampton Airport Parkway railway station is a railway station located in Eastleigh in the county of Hampshire in England.

The station comprises two platforms. One is on the western side, with the line running in the northern direction via Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking, and Clapham Junction, towards the terminal of London Waterloo. The other is on the eastern side, with the line running in the southern direction, towards Southampton, Bournemouth, and Weymouth.

The station is very well connected with the rest of the United Kingdom's transport network: it is situated directly next to Southampton Airport and the M3 and M27 motorways, and virtually all passenger services stop here.

History[edit]

A station opened on the site as the Atlantic Park Hostel Halt in 1929, though later closed. In 1966, the station was built as Southampton Airport before changing to Southampton Parkway (in 1986), with another name change in the 1990s to Southampton Airport Parkway.

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winchester   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Southampton Central
Winchester   South West Trains
London - Weymouth
  Southampton Central
Eastleigh   South West Trains
London - Poole
  Southampton Central
South West Trains
Romsey to Salisbury
Swaythling
Eastleigh   Southern
Brighton - Southampton
  Southampton Central

2 tph to London Waterloo 1 tph to Poole 1 tph to Weymouth 1 tph to Chandlers Ford 1 tph to Salisbury 1 tph to Manchester Piccadilly 1 tph to Bournemouth

General[edit]

Facilities available include: a ticket office; toilets; coffee shop; waiting area; first class lounge; and car parking. The station was upgraded in 2010 with a new foot bridge with lifts to improve accessibility for disabled people costing £2 million as part of a wider £7 million investment in the airport. The lifts are in use throughout the service[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "£7 million investment to transform Southampton Airport". BAA Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 

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