Portsmouth & Southsea railway station

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Portsmouth & Southsea National Rail
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Location
Place Portsmouth
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU641002
Operations
Station code PMS
Managed by South Western Railway
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 1.965 million
2013/14 Increase 2.032 million
2014/15 Increase 2.156 million
2015/16 Decrease 2.114 million
2016/17 Decrease 2.012 million
History
14 June 1847 Opened (Portsmouth)
2 October 1876 Renamed (Portsmouth Town)
1925 Renamed (Portsmouth & Southsea)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth & Southsea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in the Portsmouth area
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
West Coastway Line
to Southampton Central
Portchester
Havant
Bedhampton
Cosham
Farlington
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Hilsea
Portsmouth & Southsea
Fratton
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885–1914
Gosport Ferry to Gosport
Wightlink to Ryde Pier Head
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre. British Transport Police maintain a presence at the station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the building and regular local buses within five minutes' walking distance.

The station, which is managed by South Western Railway, has ticket barriers in operation. Part of the station is still in its Network Southeast red livery for stations.

History[edit]

The station was first opened as Portsmouth on 14 June 1847.[1] It was later renamed Portsmouth Town on 2 October 1876[1] to avoid confusion with other stations in Portsmouth. After the closure of the Southsea Railway branchline in 1914, the station name was changed to Portsmouth & Southsea in 1925.[1]

Portsmouth & Southsea station was once the junction for the Portsmouth Dockyard branch, known as the Admiralty Line.

Services[edit]

The station is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. In addition there are regular services to Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Woking, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and London Victoria. The station is split into two distinct parts: the high level (one island platform for through trains) and the low level (two bay platforms) where some trains terminate. In addition, Hovertravel run a bus service from Portsmouth & Southsea which connects to their Hovercraft service from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. The IoW terminal is located next to Ryde Esplanade, with a single price ticket for journeys via rail/hover/rail, similar to that provided by Wightlink from Portsmouth Harbour.

Monday to Saturday (off peak services)

South Western Railway
  • 3tph to London Waterloo via Guildford
  • 1tph to London Waterloo via Eastleigh and Basingstoke
  • 3tph to Portsmouth Harbour
  • 1tph to Southampton Central
Southern
  • 1tph to London Victoria via Horsham and Gatwick Airport
  • 1tph to Littlehampton
  • 1tph to Brighton
  • 2tph to Portsmouth Harbour
Great Western Railway
  • 1tph to Cardiff Central
  • 1tpd to Brighton
  • 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fratton   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Portsmouth Harbour
or
Terminus
  Southern
West Coastway Line
 
  Great Western Railway
West Coastway Line
 
  Ferry services  
Terminus   Hovertravel
Hovercraft
  Ryde Esplanade
via Hoverbus

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 190. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°47′54″N 1°05′25″W / 50.798448°N 1.090393°W / 50.798448; -1.090393