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Cosham railway station serves the former village of Cosham, today a northern suburb of the city of Portsmouth in southern England. It is 90 miles 6 chains (144.96 km) from London Waterloo.[2]

Cosham National Rail
Cosham railway station.JPG
Station entrance
Location
PlaceCosham
Local authorityPortsmouth
Grid referenceSU657051
Operations
Station codeCSA
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.976 million
2014/15Increase 0.977 million
2015/16Decrease 0.968 million
2016/17Decrease 0.882 million
2017/18Increase 0.887 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 October 1848[1] (1 October 1848[1])
Original companyLondon and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingPortsmouth and Ryde Joint Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
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 Cosham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Railways in the Portsmouth area
West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria
West Coastway Line
to Southampton Central
Portchester
Havant
Bedhampton
Cosham
Farlington Halt
HMNB Portsmouth
Admiralty Line
Hilsea
Portsmouth & Southsea
Fratton
Portsmouth Harbour
Southsea Railway 1885–1914
Gosport Ferry to Gosport
Wightlink to Ryde Pier Head
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
East Southsea

Opened in 1848 by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR), it is located on the West Coastway Line which runs between Brighton and Southampton. It is currently served by the South Western Railway, Southern, and Great Western Railway train operating companies.

The station used to have a small goods yard which served local freight trains around Portsmouth. Today all that remains is an old loading gauge, with the original site being built upon.

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ServicesEdit

Westward, the line through Cosham leads to Portchester and Fareham, eastward to a junction (part of the local "Railway Triangle") between lines leading south to Hilsea and Portsmouth and east to Bedhampton and Havant.

The typical off-peak service is:

  • South Western Railway
    • 1tph (train per hour) to London Waterloo via Fareham.
    • 1tph to Southampton Central
    • 2tph to Portsmouth & Southsea with 1tph continuing to Portsmouth Harbour

A roughly half-hourly service exists with South Western Railway to Fareham, Portchester, Hilsea, Fratton & Portsmouth & Southsea

  • Southern
    • 1tph to London Victoria
    • 1tph to Brighton
    • 2tph to Southampton Central
  • Great Western Railway
    • 1tph to Portsmouth Harbour
    • 1tph to Cardiff Central

Although the nearest station eastward is Bedhampton, until December 2007 there were no direct services calling at both Cosham and Bedhampton. Passengers between these two stations had to travel to Hilsea, the next station south on the Portsmouth line, and change trains there. Today there is a very limited late evening service provided by South Western Railway.

Great Western Railway services do not call here during the late evening.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Havant   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Portchester or Fareham
Hilsea   South Western Railway
West Coastway Line
  Portchester
Havant   Great Western Railway
West Coastway Line
  Fareham
Fratton    

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  2. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 26C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.

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