Ashurst (New Forest) railway station

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Ashurst (New Forest) National Rail
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Ashurst station platforms
Location
Place Ashurst
Local authority District of New Forest
Grid reference SU333101
Operations
Station code ANF
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.104 million
2012/13 Increase 0.110 million
2013/14 Increase 0.117 million
2014/15 Increase 0.124 million
2015/16 Increase 0.129 million
History
Original company Southampton and Dorchester Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 June 1847 Opened as "Lyndhurst Road"
24 September 1995 Renamed "Ashurst (New Forest)"
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ashurst (New Forest) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ashurst (New Forest) railway station is in Ashurst, Hampshire, England, on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth.

History[edit]

Opened by the Southampton and Dorchester Railway, then absorbed by the London and South Western Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

For much of its history the station was called Lyndhurst Road, renamed Ashurst (New Forest) on 24 September 1995, and was the location of a Camping coach.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

The station is some 200 to 300 yards from the village of Ashurst, and is used by visitors to the New Forest. It is served hourly by the London Waterloo to Poole stopping services operated by South West Trains, with some additional fast trains to London Waterloo and to Weymouth at weekday peak periods.[1] The majority of services are formed of Class 444 electric multiple units, with some Class 450 units. Services were previously operated by Class 442 Wessex Electrics, which were withdrawn at the start of February 2007.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Totton   South West Trains
London-Poole stopping services
  Beaulieu Road
or Brockenhurst

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°53′24″N 1°31′37″W / 50.890°N 1.527°W / 50.890; -1.527