New Milton railway station
The two platforms and station building, looking toward Weymouth
|Local authority||District of New Forest|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London and South Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|6 March 1888||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Milton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
New Milton railway station serves the town of New Milton in Hampshire, England. It is 98 miles 44 chains (158.6 km) down the line from London Waterloo. It also serves nearby places including Milford on Sea, Bashley, Ashley, Hordle and Barton on Sea.
The station was built in 1886 as part of the Brockenhurst to Christchurch Branch Railway which opened to traffic in 1888. It was operated by the London and South Western Railway from 1888 to 1923, by the Southern Railway from 1923 to 1948 and by British Railways from 1948, and from 1982 as part of the Network SouthEast region. From privatisation in 1996 to 2017, all train services were run by South West Trains. Services are now run by South Western Railway.
When it was built there was some discussion on what to call the new station. Milton was suggested, as the closest place, but was discounted as there are a number of places in England with that name. Barton, a short distance away, was also suggested but was decided against for the same reason. It was not until the sub-postmistress set up the sub post office across the road and called it New Milton Sub Post Office that the current name was decided upon.
The station is able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches, longer trains only open the doors in the first four or five coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.
The station is equipped with toilets, a waiting room, bicycle lockers, electronic passenger information screens, a ticket office as well as ticket machines, and has a large pay-and-display car park with 73 spaces for commuters.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Brockenhurst||South Western Railway
London-Weymouth semi-fast services
|Sway||South Western Railway
London-Poole stopping services
- "The history of the railway companies of Hampshire". Hampshire County Council. Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- "About New Milton". New Milton Town Partnership. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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