Ashurst New Forest railway station

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Ashurst (New Forest) National Rail
Ashurst Station - geograph.org.uk - 1063648.jpg
Ashurst station platforms
Location
PlaceAshurst
Local authorityDistrict of New Forest
Grid referenceSU333101
Operations
Station codeANF
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.117 million
2014/15Increase 0.124 million
2015/16Increase 0.129 million
2016/17Increase 0.132 million
2017/18Increase 0.145 million
History
Original companySouthampton and Dorchester Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 June 1847Opened as "Lyndhurst Road"
24 September 1995Renamed "Ashurst (New Forest)"
National RailUK railway stations
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.

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

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 Western Railway, with some additional fast trains to London Waterloo and to Weymouth at weekday peak periods.[1] 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 Services were previously operated by Class 442 Wessex Electrics, which were withdrawn at the start of February 2007.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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Totton   South Western Railway
London-Poole stopping services
  Beaulieu Road

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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