Shawford railway station

Shawford National Rail
Place Shawford
Local authority City of Winchester
Coordinates 51°01′19″N 1°19′41″W / 51.022°N 1.328°W / 51.022; -1.328Coordinates: 51°01′19″N 1°19′41″W / 51.022°N 1.328°W / 51.022; -1.328
Grid reference SU472249
Station code SHW
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 3
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  48,691
2005/06 Increase 55,045
2006/07 Increase 57,461
2007/08 Increase 73,722
2008/09 Increase 105,072
2009/10 Increase 117,980
2010/11 Increase 131,110
2011/12 Increase 149,382
2012/13 Increase 155,644
2013/14 Increase 176,276
2014/15 Increase 190,322
Original company London and South Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 September 1882 (1882-09-01) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shawford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Shawford railway station serves the villages of Twyford, Compton and Shawford in Hampshire, England. This station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

Layout and facilities

The station has three platforms, two in the southbound direction. It previously had a goods yard, but this was closed and sold in the 1990s. The station is unstaffed.[1]


Shawford receives an hourly service in each direction on weekdays (with peak extras), with less frequent services on Saturdays and Sundays.[2][3] The hourly Waterloo to Poole stopping trains provide most of the calls, with a few additional trains to/from Portsmouth Harbour.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Winchester   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
Disused railways
Winchester (Chesil)
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Line and station open

Accidents and incidents

Appearances in media

The station was featured briefly in a 1974 film starring Sophia Loren, an unsuccessful and now little-seen remake of Brief Encounter.

In 2000, Shawford was used on the final episode of the BBC TV series One Foot in the Grave. The character Victor Meldrew is seen walking from the steps down from the station platform. He then stands in front of the station sign, waiting to be picked up, before being run over by a car.[5]


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