Portsmouth & Southsea railway station

Portsmouth & Southsea National Rail
Place Portsmouth
Local authority Portsmouth
Grid reference SU641002
Station code PMS
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  3.052 million
2005/06 Increase 3.419 million
2006/07 Decrease 2.018 million
2007/08 Decrease 1.884 million
2008/09 Increase 2.322 million
2009/10 Decrease 2.281 million
2010/11 Increase 2.384 million
2011/12 Increase 2.413 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.965 million
2013/14 Increase 2.032 million
2014/15 Increase 2.156 million
14 June 1847 Opened (Portsmouth)
2 October 1876 Renamed (Portsmouth Town)
1925 Renamed (Portsmouth & Southsea)
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portsmouth & Southsea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in the Portsmouth area

Portsmouth Direct Line
to London Waterloo via Guildford
West Coastway Line
to Southampton

West Coastway Line
to Brighton & London Victoria

Portsbridge Creek
Southsea Railway 1885-1914
Jessie Road Bridge Halt
Albert Road Bridge Halt
Portsmouth & Southsea

East Southsea
Admiralty Line
to HMNB Portsmouth

Portsmouth Harbour
to Ryde Pier Head

Gosport Ferry
to Gosport

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre. 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, which is managed by South West Trains, has ticket barriers in operation. Part of the station is still in its Network Southeast red livery for stations.


The station is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. In addition there are regular services to Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Woking, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon 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.

Monday to Saturday (off peak services)

South West Trains
Great Western Railway
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Fratton   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
  Portsmouth Harbour or Terminus
  GTR Southern
West Coastway Line
  Great Western Railway
West Coastway Line
Terminus   Hovertravel
  Ryde Esplanade
via Hoverbus

Coordinates: 50°47′54″N 1°05′25″W / 50.798448°N 1.090393°W / 50.798448; -1.090393

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