Shawford railway station
|Local authority||City of Winchester|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London and South Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|1 September 1882||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shawford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
This station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.
Layout and facilities
The station has three platforms, two in the southbound direction. It previously had a goods yard, but this was closed and sold in the 1990s. The station is unstaffed.
Shawford receives an hourly service in each direction on weekdays (with peak extras), with less frequent services on Saturdays and Sundays. The hourly Waterloo to Poole stopping trains provide most of the calls, with a few additional trains to/from Portsmouth Harbour.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Winchester||South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
Line and station closed
|Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Line and station open
Accidents and incidents
- On 20 July 1952, a passenger train overran signals and was derailed by trap points. No-one was injured.
Appearances in media
In 2000, Shawford was used on the final episode of the BBC TV series One Foot in the Grave. The character Victor Meldrew is seen walking from the steps down from the station platform. He then stands in front of the station sign, waiting to be picked up, before being run over by a car.
- Shawford Rail Users Group - Background
- Compton Parish: Public Transport Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Bishop, Bill (1984). Off the Rails. Southampton: Kingfisher. pp. 42–47. ISBN 0 946184 06 2.
- Len Shelton walks through Shawford and along the Itchen (From Hampshire Society)