Grateley railway station

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Grateley National Rail
Grateley Station West.jpg
Location
PlaceGrateley
Local authorityTest Valley
Grid referenceSU266413
Operations
Station codeGRT
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 245,272
2014/15Increase 250,840
2015/16Increase 280,160
2016/17Decrease 279,356
2017/18Decrease 264,944
History
Key datesOpened 1857 (1857)
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 Grateley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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. 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,[1] near the hamlet of Palestine, after the local landowner objected to it being built any closer.[2] Since then, a new settlement has grown up around the station.

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.[3][4] All trains are operated by South Western Railway.

Services[edit]

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.[5]

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
  Salisbury

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grateley Station and surrounding area (Map). Cartography by Ordnance Survey. Streetmap.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Introduction". Grateley Parish Council.
  3. ^ "Station Facilities for Grateley". National Rail Enquiries.
  4. ^ "Grateley Train Station Information". South Western Railway.
  5. ^ Table 160 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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