Portsmouth and Southsea railway station


Portsmouth and Southsea railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Portsmouth and Southsea


code = PMS
manager = South West Trains
locale = Portsmouth
borough = Portsmouth
usage0405 = 3.052
usage0506 = 3.419
usage0607 = 2.018
platforms = 4
years = 14 June 1847
events = Opened (Portsmouth)
years1 = 2 October 1876
events1 = Renamed (Portsmouth Town)
years2 = 1925
events2 = Renamed (Portsmouth and Southsea)

Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre.

It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London (London Waterloo) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth Harbour). In addition there are regular services to Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Brighton and London Victoria. The station is split into two distinct parts: the high level (one island platform for through trains) and the low level (two bay platforms) where some trains terminate. Portsmouth and Southsea was once the junction for the Portsmouth Dockyard branch. In addition, Hovertravel run a bus service from Portsmouth & Southsea which connects to their Hovercraft service from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. The IoW terminal is located next to Ryde Esplanade, with a single price ticket for journeys via rail/hover/rail, similar to that provided by Wightlink from Portsmouth Harbour.

Facilities currently include a staffed ticket office, travel information, lost property, a buffet serving light refreshments, a cafe, a hairdressers, a newsagent, car parking, weatherproof platform shelters, telephones, seating, a baby changing room and an accessible adapted toilet. Disabled passengers can use the lift to gain access to the upper platform. British Transport Police maintain a presence at the station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the building and regular local buses within five minutes walking distance.

The station is managed by South West Trains.

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