Petersfield railway station

Coordinates: 51°00′25″N 0°56′28″W / 51.007°N 0.941°W / 51.007; -0.941
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Petersfield railway station under rainbow 01.jpg
The main station building
General information
LocationPetersfield, East Hampshire
Coordinates51°00′25″N 0°56′28″W / 51.007°N 0.941°W / 51.007; -0.941
Grid referenceSU743235
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2 (was 4)
Other information
Station codePTR
ClassificationDfT category C2
2017/18Decrease 1.406 million
 Interchange Increase 10,933
2018/19Increase 1.462 million
 Interchange Decrease 10,644
2019/20Decrease 1.406 million
 Interchange Decrease 10,297
2020/21Decrease 0.371 million
 Interchange Decrease 2,145
2021/22Increase 0.903 million
 Interchange Increase 6,000
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Petersfield railway station serves the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. It is on the Portsmouth Direct line, 54 miles 71 chains (88.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo via Woking.[1]

The station[edit]

The station has two tracks, and two platforms, although in the past had a third platform branching into the coal yard situated adjacent to the station and a fourth platform on the north side of the level crossing serving the branch to Midhurst closed in 1955. The main buildings date back to the opening of the line in 1859 and are of a "town" type, larger than other wayside stations on the route but identical to Godalming. The signal box, situated by the level crossing at the north-east end of the station, is an LSWR Type 3a box and a Grade II listed building.[2]

There used to be a halt between Petersfield and Rowlands Castle, to the south of Buriton Tunnel, called Woodcroft. It was built to serve the local naval establishment. Because of its naval nature it was not featured on many maps, some maps however did mark it by a little tab but without a name.


All services at Petersfield are operated by South Western Railway using Class 444 and 450 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

The station is also served by a single evening service to Southampton Central.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Liss or Haslemere   South Western Railway
  Rowlands Castle or Havant
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
Southern Railway
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   Midhurst Railways   Rogate



  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 26B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Historic England (18 September 2013). "Petersfield signal box (Grade II) (1415912)". National Heritage List for England.
  3. ^ Table 156 National Rail timetable, May 2020

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