Eastleigh to Romsey Line

Eastleigh to Romsey Line

The Eastleigh-Romsey Line is the railway line from Eastleigh to Romsey in Hampshire, England. At Eastleigh, trains join the South Western Main Line for onward travel to Southampton and Totton. At Romsey most trains terminate.

The line is not electrified.


The line was opened by the LSWR in 1847 [cite web
url = http://www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/hantscat/html/railways.htm
title = Hampshire Railways
publisher=University of Portsmouth
] . Passenger services ceased in May 1969, except for occasional diverted trains and railtours. The line was reopened for passenger traffic in May 2003 with a re-built station at Chandler's Ford.


Services and stations on this line are operated by South West Trains. It has an hourly service in each direction which runs a 'figure of six' route from Romsey to Salisbury, running from Romsey via Eastleigh and Southampton before re-visiting Romsey and continuing to Salisbury. The service is currently operated by class 158 DMUs [cite web
url = http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/SWTrains/TravelInformation/OurFleetOfTrains/Class+158+Two-Coach+Diesel+Multiple+Unit.htm
title = Welsh Highland Railway History: Class 158 Two-Coach
publisher=Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited
] . It is a useful diversionary route, especially when the lines around Southampton are closed.


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