Micheldever railway station

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Micheldever National Rail
Micheldever Station.jpg
Location
PlaceMicheldever
Local authorityCity of Winchester
Grid referenceSU517428
Operations
Station codeMIC
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms3 (2 in use)
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.163 million
2014/15Decrease 0.162 million
2015/16Increase 0.168 million
2016/17Increase 0.174 million
2017/18Decrease 0.171 million
History
11 May 1840opened as Andover Road
1856renamed Micheldever
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 Micheldever from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Micheldever railway station, in the village of Micheldever Station, serves Micheldever (approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south) and the surrounding area in Hampshire, England. It is a flint building with an added veranda. The station is on the South Western Main Line, 58 miles 4 chains (93.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo towards Southampton and is managed by South Western Railway. The station is near the A303 Basingstoke to Andover road approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the village.

History[edit]

It was originally called "Andover Road" until Andover got its own station. Following the construction of the station, a cluster of houses and small shops (including the Canada Stores) were attracted to the area, creating the village known as Micheldever Station. No shops remain, though there is a tyre merchant and trailer supplier trading there.

Electrification[edit]

Just prior to electrification of the line in 1967 the track layout was changed when the two side platforms were replaced by an island platform between the tracks.

Service patterns[edit]

Generally a train leaves hourly in each direction. Trains towards London Waterloo call at Basingstoke, Farnborough (Main) (Mondays-Saturdays only), Woking (every day) and Clapham Junction (Sundays only).[1] Trains towards Portsmouth Harbour call at Winchester, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Botley, Fareham, Portchester, Cosham, Hilsea, Fratton and Portsmouth and Southsea. On Sundays they call at Winchester, Shawford (every two hours) and Eastleigh, where the train divides: The front part of the train runs to Poole, calling at Southampton Airport Parkway, Southampton Central, Totton, Ashurst New Forest, Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst, Sway, New Milton, Hinton Admiral, Christchurch, Pokesdown and Bournemouth. The rear part of the train travels to Portsmouth as described above.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Basingstoke   South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
  Winchester

Goods yard[edit]

There is a 32 acres (13 ha) goods yard which served a Royal Air Force fuel and oil depot, built circa 1939 and closed circa 1995.[2] The yard is still (2018) in use for rolling stock storage.

Bus service[edit]

A local bus service to Winchester is provided by Mervyn's Coaches, but with only one trip in each direction on weekdays. There is no bus service at weekends.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Former oil terminal, Micheldever, Hampshire (land disposal) (PDF) (Report). Office of Rail Regulation. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 20 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 51°10′55″N 1°15′40″W / 51.182°N 1.261°W / 51.182; -1.261