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Micheldever railway station serves the village of Micheldevermarker and surrounding area in Hampshire, Englandmarker. The station is on the South Western Main Line, 93 km (58 miles) south west of London Waterloomarker towards Southamptonmarker, and is managed by South West Trains.

The station is near the A303 Basingstokemarker to Andovermarker road approximately 4 km (2 miles) from the village. It was originally called "Andover Road" until Andover got its own station. Following the construction of the station, it attracted a cluster of houses and small shops, creating the village known as Micheldever Station. No shops remain.

The station itself is a flint building with an added veranda.

Micheldever Station was the starting point for the first automobile journey in Britain, in 1895. The vehicle, a Daimler-engined Panhard-Levassor, had been ordered from France by the Hon Evelyn Ellis (1843-1913). It was transported across the channel by ferry, and then to Micheldever Station by train. Ellis received delivery on the platform and drove the vehicle to Datchetmarker, deliberately testing an Act of Parliament that required all self-propelled vehicles on public roads to travel at no more than 4mph and to be preceded by a man waving a red flag. Ellis was not arrested and the Act was repealed in 1896.

Service Patterns

Generally a train leaves hourly in each direction.Trains towards London Waterloomarker call at Basingstokemarker, Farnborough marker (Mondays-Saturdays only), Wokingmarker (every day) and Clapham Junctionmarker (Sundays only).Trains towards Portsmouth Harbourmarker call at Winchestermarker, Eastleighmarker, Hedge Endmarker, Botleymarker, Farehammarker, Portchestermarker, Coshammarker, Hilseamarker, Frattonmarker and Portsmouth and Southseamarker. On Sundays they call at Winchester, Shawfordmarker (every two hours) and Eastleigh, where the train divides:The front part of the train runs to Poolemarker, calling at Southampton Airport Parkwaymarker, Southampton Centralmarker, Tottonmarker, Ashurst New Forest, Beaulieu Roadmarker, Brockenhurstmarker, Swaymarker, New Miltonmarker, Hinton Admiralmarker, Christchurchmarker, Pokesdownmarker and Bournemouthmarker. The rear part of the train travels to Portsmouth as described above.

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