Shawford railway station

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Shawford National Rail
Shawford railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceShawford
Local authorityCity of Winchester
Coordinates51°01′19″N 1°19′41″W / 51.022°N 1.328°W / 51.022; -1.328Coordinates: 51°01′19″N 1°19′41″W / 51.022°N 1.328°W / 51.022; -1.328
Grid referenceSU472249
Operations
Station codeSHW
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms3
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 176,276
2014/15Increase 190,322
2015/16Increase 205,662
2016/17Decrease 203,952
2017/18Decrease 197,458
History
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 September 1882 (1882-09-01)Station opened
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 Shawford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Shawford railway station serves the villages of Twyford, Compton and Shawford in Hampshire, England. It is 69 miles 50 chains (112.1 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

This station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

Layout and facilities[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

Shawford receives an hourly service in each direction on weekdays (with peak extras), with less frequent services on Saturdays and Sundays.[2][3] 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 National Rail Following station
Winchester   South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
  Eastleigh
Disused railways
Winchester (Chesil)
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
  Eastleigh
Line and station open

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 20 July 1952, a passenger train overran signals and was derailed by trap points. No-one was injured.[4]

Appearances in media[edit]

The station was featured briefly in a 1974 film starring Sophia Loren, an unsuccessful and now little-seen remake of Brief Encounter.[citation needed]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shawford Rail Users Group - Background
  2. ^ Compton Parish: Public Transport Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ Bishop, Bill (1984). Off the Rails. Southampton: Kingfisher. pp. 42–47. ISBN 0 946184 06 2.
  5. ^ Len Shelton walks through Shawford and along the Itchen (From Hampshire Society)

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