Southampton Airport Parkway railway station
|Southampton Airport Parkway|
The station looking northwards in February 2012
|Local authority||Borough of Eastleigh|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|30 October 1929||Station opens as Atlantic Park Hostel Halt|
|1 April 1966||Station reopens as Southampton Airport|
|29 September 1986||Station renamed Southampton Parkway for Southampton (Eastleigh) Airport|
|29 May 1994||Station renamed Southampton Airport Parkway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southampton Airport Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|Railways in the Southampton area|
The station comprises two platforms. One is on the western side, with the line running in the northern direction via Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking, and Clapham Junction, towards the terminal of London Waterloo. The other is on the eastern side, with the line running in the southern direction, towards Southampton, Bournemouth, and Weymouth.
The station is very well connected with the rest of the United Kingdom's transport network: it is situated directly next to Southampton Airport and the M3 and M27 motorways, and almost all passenger services stop here.
A station opened on the site as the Atlantic Park Hostel Halt in 1929 by the Southern Railway, though later closed. In 1966, the station was built by British Rail as Southampton Airport before changing to Southampton Parkway (in 1986), with another name change in the 1990s to Southampton Airport Parkway.
- 3 tph to London Waterloo
- 1 tph to Poole
- 2 tph to Weymouth
- 1 tph to Chandlers Ford
- 1 tph to Salisbury
- 1 tph to Manchester Piccadilly
- 1 tph to Bournemouth
Facilities available include: a ticket office; toilets; coffee shop; waiting area; first class lounge; and car parking. The station was upgraded in 2010 with a new foot bridge with lifts to improve accessibility for disabled people costing £2 million as part of a wider £7 million investment in the airport. The lifts are in use throughout the service
- "£7 million investment to transform Southampton Airport". BAA Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2010.