Portsmouth Harbour railway station
The station entrance (February 2014)
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||5 (4 in use)|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 2 October 1876|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth Harbour from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England. It is situated beside Gunwharf Quays in the city's harbour, and is an important transport terminal, with a bus interchange and ferry services to Gosport and the Isle of Wight. The station currently has four platforms in use: numbered 1, 3, 4 and 5. It is managed by South West Trains. Platform 2 is no longer in use.[when?]
The station opened in 1876 as the terminus of Chief Engineers Frederick Banister's Portsmouth Waterside Extension to the Portsmouth Direct Line, which runs between this station and London's Waterloo station. It was damaged during World War II by German bombs, then repaired.
Accidents and incidents
- c.1928, T9 class locomotive No. 337 was derailed on the approach to the station, blocking all lines.
|Railways in the Portsmouth area|
The station is served by a number of train operators. South West Trains operate two services to London Waterloo on the Portsmouth Direct Line (via Guildford) and the other route to London Waterloo is via Fareham, Winchester and Basingstoke. They also operate local trains to Southampton Central.
There are train services along the West Coastway route, operated by Southern to Brighton, Littlehampton, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and London Victoria. Also, Great Western Railway operate trains via Southampton, Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central, via the Wessex Main Line.
The ferry from Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde on the Isle of Wight is operated by Wightlink. National Rail tickets between the Isle of Wight and stations on Great Britain include travel on the ferry.
The trains are as follows:
- Great Western Railway
- 1tph to Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads
- South West Trains
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
West Coastway Line
|Great Western Railway
Portsmouth Harbour-Cardiff Central
|Terminus||Wightlink||Ryde Pier Head|
The station was once served by Virgin Trains as part of their Cross Country Route with services to and from Liverpool and Manchester, using an InterCity 125 set. However this service ceased around 2002 when the Class 220 Voyagers and Class 221 Super Voyagers were introduced.
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