Ashurst New Forest railway station

Coordinates: 50°53′24″N 1°31′37″W / 50.890°N 1.527°W / 50.890; -1.527
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Ashurst New Forest
National Rail
Ashurst New Forest station platforms
General information
LocationAshurst, District of New Forest
Grid referenceSU333101
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Other information
Station codeANF
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companySouthampton and Dorchester Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Key dates
1 June 1847Opened as "Lyndhurst Road"
24 September 1995Renamed "Ashurst New Forest"
2018/19Increase 0.154 million
2019/20Decrease 0.134 million
2020/21Decrease 30,792
2021/22Increase 74,566
2022/23Increase 91,488
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Ashurst New Forest railway station is in Ashurst, Hampshire, England, on the South West Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth. It is 85 miles 43 chains (137.7 km) down the line from Waterloo.


Opened as Lyndhurst Road on 1 June 1847 by the Southampton and Dorchester Railway,[1] then absorbed by the London and South Western Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the grouping of 1923.

The station was host to a Southern Railway camping coach from 1936 to 1939.[2]

The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. A camping coach was positioned here by the Southern Region from 1954 to 1960, the coach was replaced in 1961 by a Pullman camping coach until 1965 which was joined by another Pullman for 1966 and 1967.[3]

The station was renamed Ashurst New Forest on 24 September 1995.[1] When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Railways.


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 Western Railway, with some additional fast trains to London Waterloo and to Weymouth at weekday peak periods.[4] The services are formed of Class 444 electric multiple units, and Class 450 units. Services were previously operated by Class 442 Wessex Electrics, which were withdrawn at the start of February 2007. There is a self service ticket machine on platform 1. The station is unstaffed.


  1. ^ a b Quick, Michael (2022) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF). version 5.04. Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 58. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2022.
  2. ^ McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Vol. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. p. 33. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
  3. ^ McRae, Andrew (1998). British Railways Camping Coach Holidays: A Tour of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. Vol. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part Two). Foxline. pp. 58 & 59. ISBN 1-870119-53-3.
  4. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Totton   South Western Railway
  Beaulieu Road

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