Rowlands Castle railway station

Rowlands Castle National Rail
Place Rowland's Castle
Local authority East Hampshire
Grid reference SU734108
Station code RLN
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  78,273
2005/06 Increase 84,887
2006/07 Decrease 81,892
2007/08 Increase 85,480
2008/09 Increase 89,178
2009/10 Increase 89,680
2010/11 Increase 0.100 million
2011/12 Steady 0.100 million
2012/13 Increase 0.102 million
2013/14 Increase 0.106 million
2014/15 Increase 0.111 million
Key dates Opened 1 January 1859 (1 January 1859)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rowlands Castle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rowlands Castle railway station is a railway station serving the village of Rowland's Castle, Hampshire, England. It is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London (London Waterloo) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth Harbour railway station).

The station has two tracks, and two platforms, and the standard service is hourly to both Portsmouth and Waterloo.

The station was once one of three between Petersfield and Havant, but is the only one to have enjoyed a regular service. Havant New, to the south, was a temporary station built during an inter-company dispute - the Battle of Havant; Woodcroft Halt, to the north, was open for a few years round World War 2, mainly for service personnel.

Formerly there were goods and coal sidings trailing off the Up Line at the Petersfield end of the station. There was only one crossover between the two running lines, which meant that goods trains that arrived from the Petersfield direction (usually on the 0450 Goods Woking to Rowland's Castle) had to "set-back" into the headshunt and "fly shunt" (i.e. run off) wagons into the sidings rather than propelling them. This was a skilled movement and not normally permitted by the Rule Book. There was also a siding trailing off the up line, Havant side of the station, serving a brickworks adjacent to the remains of the Castle.

The station is manned from 6:30 - 9:30 in the morning. At all other times, people are served by ticket machines.


Preceding station National Rail Following station
Petersfield   South West Trains
Portsmouth Direct Line
Historical railways
Woodcroft Halt
Line open, station closed
  Southern Railway
Portsmouth Direct Line
Line and station open

Coordinates: 50°53′31″N 0°57′25″W / 50.892°N 0.957°W / 50.892; -0.957

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