Millbrook railway station (Hampshire)

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Coordinates: 50°54′42″N 1°26′03″W / 50.9116°N 1.4343°W / 50.9116; -1.4343

Millbrook National Rail
2014 at Millbrook station - westbound platform.JPG
Location
PlaceMillbrook
Local authorityCity of Southampton
Grid referenceSU398125
Operations
Station codeMBK
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 39,340
2014/15Increase 40,524
2015/16Decrease 38,596
2016/17Increase 40,170
2017/18Decrease 36,826
History
Key datesOpened 1 November 1861 (1 November 1861)
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 Millbrook from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Millbrook railway station is a small station in the Millbrook area of Southampton, England. It is served mainly by the Salisbury to Romsey stopping service. This service runs once per hour in each direction.

It is 80 miles 11 chains (129.0 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station is managed by South Western Railway. The platforms face the slow lines only, there are no platforms for the fast lines.

Millbrook Freightliner Terminal is located next to the station on the up side. A car terminal and rail access to Southampton's Western Docks can be seen from the down side of the station.

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southampton Central   South Western Railway   Redbridge
  Historical railways  
Southampton   London & South Western Railway
Andover and Redbridge railway
  Redbridge

Passing trains and freight traffic[edit]

The Freightliner Terminal at Millbrook

It is popular with railway enthusiasts[citation needed] due to the wide array of freight and passenger trains which stop and pass through. Services into Southampton Central which pass through Millbrook include: the Weymouth - London Waterloo services normally Class 444s, the Southampton Central - Wareham services, normally Class 450s, the Great Western Railway Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour service normally a Class 158 but often a 150, the Westbury - Southampton shorts either a 150 or 153, the SWR local service to/from Salisbury to Romsey with a Class 158 and also the CrossCountry service to/from Bournemouth to Birmingham and beyond which are operated by Class 220 and 221s.

The freight traffic is also frequent as the Millbrook Freightliner Terminal is behind the station, with frequent Freightliner Class 66s hauling containers to Leeds and Cardiff. More freight services with DB Cargo UK operate daily intermodal trains into the docks and also a car/van train which operates most days. Passing through the station as well are Freightliner Class 66s on intermodal or heavy haul, DB Cargo 66s on intermodal, petroleum or engineers; Mendip Rail's Class 59s operating stone trains and GB Railfreight's daily gypsum service into the docks. The future of the freight looks promising with EWS and Freightliner continually increasing the freight traffic into Southampton. Soon[when?] DRS traction may also pass through, if they win the MoD contract operating out of Marchwood.

Heritage traction are also frequent visitors to the south with occasional Direct Rail Services Class 37s running on Serco test trains, and in the summer seasons diesel and steam tours pass through. Steam trains include: Tangmere, Clan Line and Lord Nelson. The latest diesel traction includes Riviera Trains Class 47s and EWS Class 37s on Pathfinder Tours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016