Hilsea railway station

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Hilsea National Rail
Hilsea Station, and playing fields. - geograph.org.uk - 81958.jpg
Location
Place Hilsea
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU663035
Operations
Station code HLS
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.283 million
2012/13 Increase 0.288 million
2013/14 Increase 0.310 million
2014/15 Increase 0.325 million
2015/16 Steady 0.325 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 November 1941[1][2] (2 November 1941[1][2])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hilsea 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

Hilsea railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England serving the northern end of Portsea Island, including a large industrial estate nearby.

It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. There were extensive sidings at Hilsea during World War II.

This railway station is mainly used by commuters who work in nearby Anchorage Park industrial estate. Only stopping trains stop here. This station is rarely manned, only in its peaked hours between 6 and 7am.

Historically, during the Battle of Havant, Hilsea was the terminus of an omnibus link from Denvilles Halt, just east of Havant. When the Portsmouth Direct Line had been constructed by the LSWR, at the request of the residents of Portsmouth, it was necessary that trains run from the Portcreek Junction railway triangle, to Havant Junction, along track owned by the rival LBSCR. The latter firm refused to allow that and engaged in militant obstruction of the track to prevent the running of a through train service for several months.

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bedhampton   GTR Southern
West Coastway Line
  Fratton
  South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
 
Cosham   South West Trains
West Coastway Line
  Fratton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ Southern Electric by G.T.Moody 4th Edition page 117

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′41″N 1°03′32″W / 50.828174°N 1.058818°W / 50.828174; -1.058818