Petersfield railway station

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Petersfield National Rail
Petersfield Station 1.jpeg
Location
PlacePetersfield
Local authorityEast Hampshire
Grid referenceSU743235
Operations
Station codePTR
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2 (was 4)
DfT categoryC2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 1.299 million
2013/14Increase 1.312 million
2014/15Increase 1.361 million
2015/16Increase 1.381 million
2016/17Increase 1.433 million
History
Key datesOpened 1859 (1859)
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 Petersfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Petersfield railway station serves the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line, 54 miles 71 chains (88.3 km) down the line from London Waterloo via Woking.[1]

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.

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 wasn't featured on many maps, some maps however did mark it by a little tab but without a name.

Services[edit]

Its service has improved steadily over the years and it now normally enjoys three trains per hour in each direction, of which two are expresses between Waterloo and Portsmouth.

A new bus service started in 2007 linking the town of Waterlooville with the station at Petersfield, running via Horndean, to give that area access to the rail network. This bus service stopped in mid-December 2009.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Liss   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Rowlands Castle
  Historical railways  
Liss
Line and station open
  Southern Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Woodcroft Halt
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   Midhurst Railways   Rogate

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

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Coordinates: 51°00′25″N 0°56′28″W / 51.007°N 0.941°W / 51.007; -0.941