Warblington railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|1 November 1907||Opened as Denville Halt|
|December 1907||Renamed Warblington Halt|
|5 May 1969||Renamed Warblington|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Warblington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton. Situated opposite Warblington School, the station lies very close to a major road junction: the point at which the A259 coast road leaves the A27. Standing on the platform at the station entrance end it is possible to see the platforms of Havant railway station a short straight-line distance away.
The railway line between Brighton and Portsmouth was built in stages, and the section between Chichester and Havant was opened on 15 March 1847, and there were two intermediate stations, at Bosham and Emsworth. Other stations were opened later, several coinciding with the introduction of steam rail-motor services between Portsmouth and Chichester by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway on 11 June 1906. One such station, named Denville Halt, was opened on 1 November 1907; the following month this was renamed Warblington Halt. On 5 May 1969 it was simplified to Warblington.
The standard Monday-Saturday off-peak service consists of:
- 1 train per hour (tph) to London Victoria, calling at Emsworth, Southbourne, Bosham, Chichester, Barnham, Horsham, Crawley, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport, Redhill, East Croydon and Clapham Junction. This journey takes 1 hour 51 minutes.
(It takes 1 hour 31 minutes to reach London Waterloo by taking the train towards Southampton and changing onto a London-Portsmouth express at Havant.)
- 1 tph to Southampton Central, calling at Havant, Cosham, Portchester, Fareham and Swanwick. This journey takes 42 minutes.
On Sundays the service is:
- 1 tph to Brighton, calling at Emsworth, Southbourne, Nutbourne, Bosham, Fishbourne, Chichester, Barnham, Ford, Angmering, Goring-by-Sea, Durrington-on-Sea, West Worthing, Worthing, East Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick, Fishersgate, Portslade, Aldrington and Hove. This journey takes 1 hour 25 minutes. (It takes 1 hour 33 minutes to reach London Waterloo by changing at Havant onto the London-Portsmouth express service.)
- 1 tph to Portsmouth Harbour, calling at Havant, Bedhampton, Fratton and Portsmouth and Southsea. This journey takes 21 minutes.
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A 1910 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Warblington railway station
- Pallant, N. (1980). The Brighton to Portsmouth Line. Locomotion Papers. Salisbury: Oakwood Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-85361-279-X. LP133.
- Pallant 1980, p. 27
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Butt 1995, pp. 78, 241
- Butt 1995, p. 241
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