Lymington Town railway station

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Lymington Town National Rail
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Location
Place Lymington
Local authority New Forest
Grid reference SZ327958
Operations
Station code LYT
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 1
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.228 million
2012/13 Increase 0.231 million
2013/14 Increase 0.233 million
2014/15 Increase 0.236 million
2015/16 Increase 0.255 million
History
Key dates Opened 1858 (1858)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lymington Town from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lymington Town railway station is a railway station serving the town of Lymington in Hampshire, England. It is the only intermediate station on the Lymington Branch Line from Brockenhurst to Lymington. Celebrations were held at Lymington Town (as well as at Brockenhurst) in mid-2008, to mark the 150th anniversary of the branch line. The station is managed by South West Trains, who operate all trains serving it.

History[edit]

The Lymington Railway, running between Brockenhurst and Lymington was established in 1856 and opened to a temporary station at Lymington on 12 July 1858.[1] A permanent station was opened at Lymington Town in 1860. Three years later the company acquired a ferry to the Isle of Wight. The company was absorbed by the London and South Western Railway in 1879.Services were extended to Lymington Pier in 1884.[2]

Motive Power Depot[edit]

The Lymington Railway built a small engine shed north of the station in 1858. This was extended in 1874, and remained open until 1966.[3]

Services[edit]

The station is served by South West Trains, who operate two trains an hour in each direction throughout the week (including Sundays), as a self-contained shuttle to/from Brockenhurst.[4] Services were provided using restored British Rail Class 421 slam-door trains until 22 May 2010 when they were withdrawn. Services are now provided by a Class 158 or Class 450.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brockenhurst   South West Trains
Brockenhurst-Lymington Pier
  Lymington Pier
Historical railways
Ampress Works Halt   Lymington Branch Line   Lymington Pier

References[edit]

  1. ^ C.F. Dendy Marshall, History of the Southern Railway: Volume 1. 2nd ed. London: Ian Allan, 1963 p.98.
  2. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  3. ^ Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George, An historical survey of southern sheds, Oxford: OPC, 1979, p.50-1.
  4. ^ Table 159 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Coordinates: 50°45′40″N 1°32′13″W / 50.761°N 1.537°W / 50.761; -1.537