Cosham railway station

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Cosham National Rail
Cosham railway station.JPG
Station entrance
Location
Place Cosham
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU657051
Operations
Station code CSA
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.909 million
2012/13 Increase 0.945 million
2013/14 Increase 0.976 million
2014/15 Increase 0.977 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.968 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 October 1848 [1] (1 October 1848 [1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cosham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in the Portsmouth area
Portsmouth Direct Line
to London Waterloo via Guildford
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
West Coastway Line
to Southampton
Portchester
Havant
M27
Bedhampton
Cosham
A3(M)
Farlington
A27
Portsbridge Creek
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

Cosham railway station serves the former village of Cosham, today a northern suburb of the city of Portsmouth in southern England.

Opened in 1848 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), it is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton. It is currently served by the South West Trains, Southern, and Great Western Railway train operating companies.

The Station used to have a small goods yard which served local freight trains around Portsmouth until 1982 when it was closed by British Rail. Today all that remains is an old loading Gauge, with the original site being built upon.

Services[edit]

Westward, the line through Cosham leads to Portchester and Fareham, eastward to a junction (part of the local "Railway Triangle") between lines leading south to Hilsea and Portsmouth and east to Bedhampton and Havant.

Although the nearest station eastward is Bedhampton, until December 2007 there were no direct services calling at both Cosham and Bedhampton. Passengers between these two stations had to travel to Hilsea, the next station south on the Portsmouth line, and change trains there. Today there is a very limited late evening service provided by South West Trains.

Great Western Railway services do not call during the late evening.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Havant   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Portchester or Fareham
Hilsea   South West Trains
West Coastway Line
  Portchester
Havant   Great Western Railway
West Coastway Line
  Fareham
Fratton    

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°50′31″N 1°04′03″W / 50.84194°N 1.06750°W / 50.84194; -1.06750