* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Winchfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Winchfield railway station is located in the small village of Winchfield and serves Hartley Wintney and other surrounding villages in Hampshire, England. There are two platforms on the outer pair of tracks while the centre pair of tracks have no platforms and are used by fast services between London, the South Coast and the Westcountry.
Most services to and from this station terminate at either Basingstoke or London Waterloo and run every half hour during the weekday and every hour at the weekends.
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.