Southampton Airport Parkway railway station

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Coordinates: 50°57′01″N 1°21′48″W / 50.9503°N 1.3634°W / 50.9503; -1.3634

Southampton Airport Parkway
National Rail
Southampton Airport Parkway - SWT 444003.jpg
The station looking northwards in February 2012
LocationEastleigh, Borough of Eastleigh
England
Grid referenceSU448170
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSOA
ClassificationDfT category C1
Key dates
30 October 1929Opened as Atlantic Park Hostel Halt
UnknownClosed
1 April 1966Reopened as Southampton Airport
29 September 1986Renamed Southampton Parkway for Southampton (Eastleigh) Airport
29 May 1994Renamed Southampton Airport Parkway
Passengers
2015/16Increase 1.819 million
2016/17Increase 1.843 million
2017/18Decrease 1.672 million
2018/19Increase 1.700 million
2019/20Decrease 1.593 million
 Interchange 0.146 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Southampton Airport Parkway railway station is on the South West Main Line located in the south of Eastleigh in Hampshire, England, 74 miles 66 chains (120.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo. It is adjacent to Southampton Airport.

The station has two platforms. One is on the western side with the line running northbound via Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction, towards London Waterloo (also having services via Basingstoke to Reading, Birmingham and the North West). The other line runs southbound towards Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Weymouth.

History[edit]

The station opened with different structures as the Atlantic Park Hostel Halt in 1929, built by the Southern Railway and closed before the 1950s. In 1966, many of the present parts were built and services resumed by British Rail as Southampton Airport railway station (1966). The station was renamed Southampton Parkway railway station (1986) and Southampton Airport Parkway railway station (1994).

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winchester   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Southampton Central
Winchester   South Western Railway
London - Weymouth
  Southampton Central
Eastleigh   South Western Railway
London - Poole
  Southampton Central
  South Western Railway
Romsey to Salisbury
  Swaythling
Eastleigh   Southern
Brighton - Southampton
  Southampton Central
Eastleigh   Great Western Railway
Cardiff - Portsmouth via Southampton
Peak Times Only
  Southampton Central

General[edit]

Facilities available include: a ticket office, toilets, coffee shop, waiting area and car parking. The station was upgraded in 2010 with a new footbridge with lifts to improve accessibility for disabled people costing £2 million as part of a wider £7 million investment in the airport. Lobbying also took place to ensure the service pattern kept the station as a stop on all major routes, which was achieved.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Table 51 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "£7 million investment to transform Southampton Airport". BAA Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2010.

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