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Hilsea railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England serving the northern end of Portsea Island, including a large industrial estate nearby.

Hilsea National Rail
Hilsea Station, and playing fields. - geograph.org.uk - 81958.jpg
Location
PlaceHilsea
Local authorityPortsmouth
Grid referenceSU663035
Operations
Station codeHLS
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.310 million
2014/15Increase 0.325 million
2015/16Steady 0.325 million
2016/17Decrease 0.305 million
2017/18Increase 0.313 million
History
Key datesOpened 2 November 1941[1][2] (2 November 1941[1][2])
Original companySouthern 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 Hilsea 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

It is located on the Portsmouth Direct line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. There were extensive sidings at Hilsea during World War II.

This railway station is mainly used by commuters who work in nearby Anchorage Park industrial estate. Only stopping trains stop here. The station is unmanned.

Historically, during the Battle of Havant, Hilsea was the terminus of an omnibus link from Havant New, just east of Havant. When the Portsmouth Direct Line had been constructed by the LSWR, at the request of the residents of Portsmouth, it was necessary that trains run from the Portcreek Junction railway triangle, to Havant Junction, along track owned by the rival LBSCR. The latter firm refused to allow that and engaged in militant obstruction of the track to prevent the running of a through train service for several months.

Contents

ServicesEdit

Services at Hilsea are operated by Southern and South Western Railway. The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Bedhampton   Southern
West Coastway Line
  Fratton
  South Western Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
 
Cosham   South Western Railway
West Coastway Line
  Fratton

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  2. ^ Southern Electric by G.T.Moody 4th Edition page 117

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