Grateley railway station

Coordinates: 51°10′12″N 1°37′16″W / 51.170°N 1.621°W / 51.170; -1.621
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National Rail
General information
LocationGrateley, Test Valley
Grid referenceSU266413
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Other information
Station codeGRT
ClassificationDfT category F1
2018/19Steady 0.265 million
2019/20Decrease 0.241 million
2020/21Decrease 46,490
2021/22Increase 0.122 million
2022/23Increase 0.173 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Grateley railway station serves the village of Grateley, Hampshire, England, and the surrounding countryside. It is 72 miles 49 chains (116.9 km) down the line from London Waterloo.[1] It is operated by South Western Railway.

The station opened on 1 May 1857. It was built 34 mile (1.2 km) southwest of Grateley village,[2] near the hamlet of Palestine, after the local landowner objected to it being built any closer.[3] Since then, a new settlement has grown up around the station.

On 5 June 1861, the Grateley station master was killed as a result of a driver and guard rushing to move freight wagons.[4]

The station has few facilities and is unmanned. There is a self-service ticket machine on platform 1 and smartcard readers on both platforms. There are two car parks for the large number of commuters who use the station. Displays on each platform show the next two trains.[5][6] All trains are operated by South Western Railway.


South Western Railway operates an hourly service between London Waterloo and Salisbury with limited extensions to Bristol Temple Meads, Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Pen Mill. A seasonal service runs once each way on a Saturday between Waterloo and Weymouth, operating from late May to early September.[7]

Trains are once per hour each way on weekdays, then decreasing to once every two hours each way on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Andover   South Western Railway
West of England Main Line


  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1989). Railways of the Southern Region. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: P. Stephens. p. 100. ISBN 185260297X.
  2. ^ Grateley Station and surrounding area (Map). Cartography by Ordnance Survey.
  3. ^ "Introduction". Grateley Parish Council. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Accident at Grateley - Andover on 5th June 1861". Railways Archive. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Station Facilities for Grateley". National Rail Enquiries.
  6. ^ "Grateley Train Station Information". South Western Railway.
  7. ^ Table 160 National Rail timetable, May 2016

51°10′12″N 1°37′16″W / 51.170°N 1.621°W / 51.170; -1.621