Beaulieu Road railway station

Beaulieu Road Railway Station

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Beaulieu Road railway station

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Description:
Beaulieu Road railway station is located at the point where the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth crosses the B3056 road from Beaulieu to Lyndhurst in Hampshire, England.

History

Opened by the Southampton and Dorchester Railway (S&DR) on 1 June 1847, the station was not originally intended to serve the village of Beaulieu, which lies some 3.5 miles (5.5 km) distant. The railway company were obliged to open it as a 'personal' station for Lord Montagu, a concession to him for allowing the railway to be built over part of his Beaulieu Estate. A special signal would indicate to the train drivers that they should stop for Lord Montagu and his guests.

The station was closed by the London and South Western Railway (which had absorbed the S&DR in 1848) on 1 March 1860, and reopened on 1 November 1895.

Services

Nowadays the station is served by London Waterloo to Poole stopping services operated by South West Trains. As of the December 2007 timetable, on Mondays to Fridays trains call only during the morning peak and late afternoon. From May 2008, a late morning service has also been added in each direction. On Saturdays there are five up and six down services. On Sundays, however, there is a better service, with trains to and from Poole calling hourly throughout the day.

Even on Sundays, however, services to and from Brockenhurst are much more frequent than those to Beaulieu Road, and visitors to the New Forest are likely to find the...
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