Rowlands Castle railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rowlands Castle National Rail
Rowlands Castle railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceRowland's Castle
Local authorityEast Hampshire
Grid referenceSU734108
Operations
Station codeRLN
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.106 million
2014/15Increase 0.111 million
2015/16Increase 0.120 million
2016/17Steady 0.120 million
2017/18Increase 0.126 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 January 1859 (1 January 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 Rowlands Castle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Rowlands Castle railway station serves the village of Rowland's Castle, Hampshire, England. It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line, 63 miles 18 chains (101.8 km) down the line from London Waterloo via Woking.[1]

The station has two tracks, and two platforms, and the standard service is hourly to both Portsmouth and Waterloo.

The station was once one of three between Petersfield and Havant, but is the only one to have enjoyed a regular service. Havant New, to the south, was a temporary station built during an inter-company dispute - the Battle of Havant; Woodcroft Halt, to the north, was open for a few years round World War 2, mainly for service personnel.

Formerly there were goods and coal sidings trailing off the Up Line at the Petersfield end of the station. There was only one crossover between the two running lines, which meant that goods trains that arrived from the Petersfield direction (usually on the 0450 Goods Woking to Rowland's Castle) had to "set-back" into the headshunt and "fly shunt" (i.e. run off) wagons into the sidings rather than propelling them. This was a skilled movement and not normally permitted by the Rule Book. There was also a siding trailing off the up line, Havant side of the station, serving a brickworks adjacent to the remains of the Castle.

The station is staffed from 6:30 - 9:30 in the morning. At all other times, people are served by ticket machines.

Services[edit]

As of May 2019, the current off-peak service in trains per hour is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Petersfield   South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Havant
  Historical railways  
Woodcroft Halt
Line open, station closed
  Southern Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Havant
Line and station open

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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°53′31″N 0°57′25″W / 50.892°N 0.957°W / 50.892; -0.957