Southampton Airport Parkway railway station

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

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
Location
Place Eastleigh
Local authority Borough of Eastleigh
Grid reference SU448170
Operations
Station code SOA
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 1.508 million
2012/13 Increase 1.540 million
2013/14 Increase 1.604 million
2014/15 Increase 1.652 million
2015/16 Increase 1.819 million
History
30 October 1929 Station opens as Atlantic Park Hostel Halt
Unknown Station closes
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 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 Southampton Airport Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Southampton Airport Parkway railway station is a railway station located in Eastleigh in the county of Hampshire in England.

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 (also to Reading, Birmingham New Street and the North West). 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.

History[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Winchester   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Southampton Central
Winchester   South West Trains
London - Weymouth
  Southampton Central
Eastleigh   South West Trains
London - Poole
  Southampton Central
  South West Trains
Romsey to Salisbury
  Swaythling
Eastleigh   Southern
Brighton - Southampton
  Southampton Central
  • 3 tph to London Waterloo[1]
  • 2 tph to Poole
  • 2 tph to Weymouth
  • 1 tph to Chandlers Ford & Romsey
  • 1 tph to Salisbury via Southampton Central
  • 1 tph to Manchester Piccadilly via Reading & Birmingham New Street[2]
  • 4 tph to Bournemouth

General[edit]

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. [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. 

External links[edit]