Totton railway station

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Totton National Rail
Totton
Location
Place Totton
Local authority New Forest
Coordinates 50°55′04″N 1°28′57″W / 50.9178°N 1.4826°W / 50.9178; -1.4826Coordinates: 50°55′04″N 1°28′57″W / 50.9178°N 1.4826°W / 50.9178; -1.4826
Grid reference SU364132
Operations
Station code TTN
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  0.237 million
2005/06 Increase 0.260 million
2006/07 Increase 0.283 million
2007/08 Increase 0.314 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.301 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.286 million
2010/11 Increase 0.303 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.279 million
2012/13 Increase 0.300 million
History
Original company Southampton and Dorchester Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1847 Station opened as Eling Junction
April 1859 Renamed Totton for Eling
? Renamed Totton
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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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Totton railway station serves the community of Totton, west of Southampton, England and is a station on the South Western Main Line.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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:

Services[edit]

Rail[edit]

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.[2]

The now freight-only Fawley Branch Line leaves the main line a short distance west of the station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southampton Central   South West Trains
London Waterloo - Poole stopping services
  Ashurst (New Forest)
Historical railways
Terminus   Southern Railway
Fawley Branch Line
  Marchwood

Bus[edit]

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:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell V, Smith K (1987). South Coast Railways - Southampton to Bournemouth. 
  2. ^ "Timetable changes for December". South West Trains. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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