Lymington Town railway station

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Lymington Town
National Rail
LocationLymington, New Forest
Grid referenceSZ327958
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Other information
Station codeLYT
ClassificationDfT category E
2016/17Increase 0.265 million
2017/18Increase 0.296 million
2018/19Decrease 0.272 million
2019/20Decrease 0.252 million
2020/21Decrease 73,890
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Lymington Town railway station serves the town of Lymington in Hampshire, England. It is 97 miles 57 chains (157.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo and is the only intermediate station on the Lymington Branch Line from Brockenhurst.

Celebrations were held at Lymington Town (as well as at Brockenhurst) in 2008 to mark the 150th anniversary of the line. The station is managed by South Western Railway, which also operates all trains serving it.


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]


All services at Lymington Town are operated by South Western Railway using Class 450 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[4]

Until 22 May 2010, the Lymington Branch Line was operated as a "heritage" service using restored Class 421 4Cig trains.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brockenhurst   South Western Railway
  Lymington Pier
  Historical railways  
Ampress Works Halt   British Rail Southern Region
  Lymington Pier


  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
  5. ^ "New Forest slam-door trains withdrawn". BBC News. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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