Ashurst (New Forest) railway station
|Ashurst (New Forest)|
Ashurst station platforms
|Local authority||District of New Forest|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Southampton and Dorchester Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1 June 1847||Opened as "Lyndhurst Road"|
|24 September 1995||Renamed "Ashurst (New Forest)"|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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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.
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. 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 Services were previously operated by Class 442 Wessex Electrics, which were withdrawn at the start of February 2007.
- Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Totton||South West Trains
London-Poole stopping services
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
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