Totton railway station
|Local authority||New Forest|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Southampton and Dorchester Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1847||Station opened as Eling Junction|
|April 1859||Renamed Totton for Eling|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Totton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was constructed by the London and South Western Railway and opened in 1859 as Eling Junction, after the name of the junction with the Eling Tramway branch located adjacent to the station. It was renamed in later the same year as Totton after the growing community surrounding the station.
The station passed into the ownership of the Southern Railway following the passing of the Railways Act 1921 and the subsequent grouping. It became the junction station for the Fawley Branch Line which opened in 1925. Following Nationalisation of the railways in 1948, the station became part of British Railways' Southern region, and is now owned by Network Rail, and operated by South West Trains.
The station has few facilities, with a ticket office only open during weekday morning hours and no ticket gates present on the station. The station has two entrances with access between platforms by a stepped bridge. The station consists of two platforms:
- Platform 1 heads east towards Southampton and London, with the next station being Redbridge, however no trains from here stop at Redbridge. The next station for trains departing from Totton is Southampton Central.
- Platform 2 heads west towards Brockenhurst, Bournemouth and Weymouth, with the next station being Ashurst (New Forest).
The station is served by an hourly, off-peak service in the form of the stopping service between London Waterloo and Poole. At peak times, this is increased to a half hourly service between London Waterloo and Weymouth. On Sundays, the off-peak timetable is used.
Previously, the station was the terminus of a local service that ran from Totton to Romsey via a 'horseshoe' shaped route through Southampton Central and Chandler's Ford. This was changed on 9 December 2007, following the new franchise, to a 'six shaped' route from Salisbury to Romsey via Southampton Central and Chandler's Ford.
The now freight-only Fawley Branch Line leaves the main line a short distance west of the station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Southampton Central||South West Trains
London Waterloo - Poole stopping services
|Ashurst (New Forest)|
Fawley Branch Line
The station is also served by several bus services that are located from bus stops on Commercial Road, to the north of the station. These services are:
- Bluestar 6 to Lyndhurst and Lymington.
- Bluestar 8 to Marchwood and Hythe.
- Bluestar 10 to Netley Marsh and Cadnam and to Southampton in the opposite direction.
- Bluestar 11 to Winsor and Cadnam and to Southampton in the opposite direction.
- Bluestar 12 Calmore and to Southampton in the opposite direction.
- Wilts & Dorset X7 to Salisbury and to Southampton in the opposite direction.