Woolston railway station
Woolston railway station is a grade II listed station serving the suburb of Woolston in the city of Southampton, England. The station is operated by South Western Railway. Just past Woolston station the line rounds the River Itchen giving a view into the city of Southampton, including Southampton FC's ground. In June 2010 the railway bridge was replaced.
|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*|
|Key dates||Opened 5 March 1866|
|Original company||Southampton and Netley Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Woolston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was built in 1866 in an Italianate style typical of William Tite who designed other stations for the London & South Western Railway company. A single track line was operated by the Southampton & Netley Railway to serve the Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley, which station was also built in an Italianate style.
The station, with a train waiting in it, was bombed during a raid on the Spitfire works at Woolston during the Second World War, and suffered damage. The station's extensive goods yard and brick shed was closed in 1967. In June 2010 the railway bridge was replaced.
Typically one train an hour calls at Woolston in each direction, a stopping service run by South Western Railway between Southampton Central railway station and Portsmouth and Southsea railway station, with more services at peak times. Occasional trains run by Southern also stop at the station.
The ticket office is manned Monday - Friday 06:10 - 11:00.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Sholing||South Western Railway
West Coastway Line
West Coastway Line
|St Denys, Bitterne or Southampton Central|
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- Netley Hospital and its Railways. J.R. Fairman. 1984. ISBN 0-946184-09-7. p30
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- GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 165 (Network Rail)
- "Woolston (WLS)". nationalrail.co.uk.