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Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouthmarker in Hampshire, Englandmarker. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre.

Facilities currently include a staffed ticket office, travel information, lost property, a buffet serving light refreshments, a cafe, a hairdresser, a newsagent, car parking, weatherproof platform shelters, telephones, seating, a baby changing room and an accessible adapted toilet. Disabled passengers can use the lift to gain access to the upper platform. British Transport Police maintain a presence at the station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the building and regular local buses within five minutes walking distance.

Ticket barriers are in operation.

The station is managed by South West Trains.

Services

The station is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between Londonmarker (London Waterloomarker) and Portsmouth (Portsmouth Harbourmarker). In addition there are regular services to Cardiff Centralmarker, Bristol Temple Meadsmarker, Southampton Centralmarker, Eastleighmarker, Brightonmarker and London Victoria. The station is split into two distinct parts: the high level (one island platform for through trains) and the low level (two bay platforms) where some trains terminate. Portsmouth and Southsea was once the junction for the Portsmouth Dockyardmarker branch. In addition, Hovertravel run a bus service from Portsmouth & Southsea which connects to their Hovercraft service from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. The IoW terminal is located next to Ryde Esplanademarker, with a single price ticket for journeys via rail/hover/rail, similar to that provided by Wightlink from Portsmouth Harbour.

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Image:PandSSThree1010037.JPG|Lower LevelImage:PandSSTWO1010031.JPG|From road underneath Upper LevelImage:PandSSFOURP1010042.JPG|Upper LevelImage:PandSSfiveP1010032.JPG|Main entranceImage:Havant & Portsmouth RJD 11.jpg|A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Portsmouth and Southsea railway station

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