Bedhampton railway station

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Bedhampton National Rail
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Bedhampton station
Location
PlaceBedhampton
Local authorityHavant
Grid referenceSU707065
Operations
Station codeBDH
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 145,468
2014/15Decrease 136,952
2015/16Decrease 132,926
2016/17Decrease 117,084
2017/18Increase 118,606
History
Key datesOpened 1 April 1906 (1 April 1906)
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 Bedhampton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Railways in the Portsmouth area
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
West Coastway Line
to Southampton Central
Portchester
Havant
Bedhampton
Cosham
Farlington Halt
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Hilsea
Portsmouth & Southsea
Fratton
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885–1914
Gosport Ferry to Gosport
Wightlink to Ryde Pier Head
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea

Bedhampton railway station serves the former village of Bedhampton, now a suburb lying a mile west of the centre of Havant, in Hampshire, England.

History[edit]

Opened in 1906 as "Bedhampton Halt", the station was at first staffed separately but in the late 1940s it came under the control of Havant and since then it has been manned only part-time: a ticket office on Platform 2 (Portsmouth bound) is staffed during the peak morning rush hour.

In August 2007 the old platform surfaces were resurfaced, new shelters and railway gates added, and Platform 1 (Havant bound) was extended to make it suitable for longer trains.

Services[edit]

The station is located on a section of line which is common to the Portsmouth Direct Line from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour and the West Coastway Line from Brighton to Southampton.

Although the nearest station westward is Cosham, until 2007 there were no direct services calling at both Cosham and Bedhampton. Passengers between these two stations had to travel to Hilsea or Fratton, both south of Bedhampton on the Portsmouth line, and change trains there. Today South Western Railway operate a very limited late evening service between the two stations.

The typical off-peak service is as follows:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Havant   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Hilsea
Havant   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Hilsea

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 50°51′13″N 0°59′49″W / 50.85361°N 0.99694°W / 50.85361; -0.99694