Warblington railway station

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Warblington National Rail
Warblington
Location
Place Warblington
Local authority Havant
Coordinates 50°51′12″N 0°58′00″W / 50.8533°N 0.9667°W / 50.8533; -0.9667Coordinates: 50°51′12″N 0°58′00″W / 50.8533°N 0.9667°W / 50.8533; -0.9667
Grid reference SU727065
Operations
Station code WBL
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  43,432
2005/06 Decrease 43,011
2006/07 Increase 43,830
2007/08 Increase 51,283
2008/09 Decrease 45,472
2009/10 Decrease 32,690
2010/11 Decrease 27,176
2011/12 Increase 31,212
2012/13 Decrease 29,770
History
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern 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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Warblington railway station serves the Warblington and Denvilles suburbs of Havant in Hampshire.

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.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] One such station, named Denville Halt, was opened on 1 November 1907;[3] the following month this was renamed Warblington Halt.[4] On 5 May 1969 it was simplified to Warblington.[5]

Services[edit]

The standard Monday-Saturday off-peak service consists of:

(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.)

On Sundays the service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Emsworth   Southern
West Coastway
  Havant

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pallant, N. (1980). The Brighton to Portsmouth Line. Locomotion Papers. Salisbury: Oakwood Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-85361-279-X. LP133. 
  2. ^ Pallant 1980, p. 27
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 78, 241
  5. ^ Butt 1995, p. 241

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