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Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouthmarker, Englandmarker. It is situated beside Gunwharf Quaysmarker in the city's harbourmarker, and is an important transport terminal, with a bus interchangemarker and ferry services to Gosportmarker and the Isle of Wightmarker. The station currently has four platforms, an earlier fifth platform having been abandoned. These platforms are numbered 1, 3, 4 and 5. It is managed by South West Trains.Platform 5 is shorter than platforms 1, 3 & 4

The station is built on a pier made of wood. It has become potentially dangerous over the years, and with large car ferries moving close by, there is a risk of collision. Therefore, there are aspirations to move the station back onto the position of the original station that was built onto the leading viaduct .


The station opened in 1876 as the terminus of the Portsmouth Waterside Extension to the Portsmouth Direct Line, which runs between this station and Londonmarker's Waterloo stationmarker .


The station is served by a number of train operators. South West Trains operate services to London Waterloo via the Portsmouth Direct Line (via Guildfordmarker) and also via Farehammarker, Winchestermarker and Basingstokemarker. They also operate local trains to Southampton Centralmarker.

There are train services along the West Coastway route, operated by Southern to Brightonmarker, Littlehamptonmarker and London Victoriamarker. Also, First Great Western operate trains via Southampton, Salisburymarker and Bristol Temple Meadsmarker to Cardiff Centralmarker, via the Wessex Main Line.

The ferry from Portsmouth Harbour Station to Rydemarker on the Isle of Wight is operated by Wightlink.

Previous Services

The station was once served by Virgin Trains as part of their Cross Country Route with services to and from the north. However this service ceased around 2002 when the Class 220 Voyagers and Class 221 Super Voyagers were introduced.

The station was also served by Wessex Trains with one train a day to and from Penzancemarker, as well as the services that are now run by their successor First Great Western.


Image:PMaritime setting087.JPG|Maritime settingImage:PPHSentr093.JPG|Station entranceImage:P1010094Disused platform.JPG|Disused platformImage:POldCLk0095.JPG|Journeys endImage:Havant & Portsmouth RJD 11.jpg|A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth Harbour railway station


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