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
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The station looking northwards in February 2012
Location
PlaceEastleigh
Local authorityBorough of Eastleigh
Grid referenceSU448170
Operations
Station codeSOA
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryC1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.604 million
2014/15Increase 1.652 million
2015/16Increase 1.819 million
2016/17Increase 1.843 million
2017/18Decrease 1.671 million
History
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
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* 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.
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Southampton Airport Parkway railway station is on the South Western 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 fronting 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 opposing fronts the line running southbound towards Southampton, Bournemouth, 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
  • 3 tph to London Waterloo[1] (South Western Railway)
  • 1 tph to Poole (South Western Railway)
  • 2 tph to Weymouth (South Western Railway)
  • 1 tph to Chandlers Ford & Romsey (South Western Railway)
  • 1 tph to Salisbury via Southampton Central (South Western Railway)
  • 1 tph to Manchester Piccadilly via Reading & Birmingham New Street[2] (CrossCountry)
  • 4 tph to Bournemouth (CrossCountry)
  • 1 tpd to Cardiff Central (GWR)
  • 1 tpd to Portsmouth Harbour (GWR)
  • 1 tpd to Brighton (Southern)

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 halt 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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