Winchfield railway station
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Winchfield railway station seen from the bridge
|Local authority||District of Hart|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London and Southampton Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|24 September 1838||Opened as Shapley Heath|
|by November 1840||Renamed Winchfield|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Winchfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is served by 2 trains per hour in each direction during the off-peak hours Monday to Saturday with additional trains during weekday peak hours. On Sundays, trains run once an hour in either direction from the station.
The London and South Western Railway (then London and Southampton railway) built a line from London to Southampton via Basingstoke. The railway arrived from Woking on 24 September 1838, and Winchfield station was opened as Shapley Heath as a temporary terminus. On 10 June the following year, the line was completed to Basingstoke and Shapley Heath became a through station. It was soon renamed as Winchfield after the village; the precise date of this is unknown, but it occurred by November 1840.
As with Hook and Farnborough Main, there is a wide gap between the platforms and their tracks. Originally an island platform stood in between them, but these have been removed. When the station was expanded so this platform could be built, one of the platforms was removed and rebuilt further away. Consequently, the current platforms have different style canopies.
- Railways in the United Kingdom historically are measured in miles and chains. There are 80 chains to one mile.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Fleet||South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
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