Fareham Station

Fareham Station is a small train station serving the town of Fareham in Hampshire. The station is located near the footbridge over Western Way and is a short walk from the High Street.

There has been talk of a new station opening to serve the planned 6,000 new homes for Welborne Garden Village on the Botley line. A feasibility study has been commissioned by the Borough Council.


Fareham Station is located on the Cosham – St Denys and Eastleigh Line. It is managed by South Western Railway.

The station is a busy hub, and the current train lines serve London Waterloo. There are also connections to Brighton and South Wales. In addition, there are buses that connect to Portsmouth and across the county.

It is a large station, with two public platforms and a number of taxi ranks. There is also a car park available for those who prefer to drive. Until the 1970s, the station had a cafe and lounge outside of the entrance. The modern footbridge has a lift that provides step-free access to the down mainline. There is also a paved walkway that runs across the tracks to the other side of the station.

The original route to Fareham was built by the London & South Western Railway in 1841, with a branch to Gosport opened shortly afterwards. There were a few extensions, including the Meon Valley line which opened in 1903. This was a fast route to the Isle of Wight that met express standards, but it was never very popular and closed to passengers in 1955.

Fareham has good connections with the rest of Hampshire, and it is a convenient location for exploring the coast. The town centre is within walking distance of the station, and there are a number of shops, restaurants, and hotels nearby.


There are 44 scheduled train journeys to and from Fareham on a typical weekday, with the earliest departure at 17:12 in the afternoon and the last service departing at 23:46. The average journey time is 41 mins, with the fastest journey taking 25 mins. The station is served by Southern, GWR and South Western Railway trains.

The station is a short walk from the town centre, down West Street and past the market. It is also a short drive or bus ride from the A27 if travelling by car.

In 1841 the London & South Western Railway opened the line from Eastleigh to Gosport at Fareham. A branch to Cosham was added in 1848. Later extensions connected the town to Southampton, Portsmouth Harbour, and along the coast towards Brighton.

Platform 1 is the down platform for services to Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton Central and London Waterloo (via Basingstoke). The bay platform, formerly a track to Alton via the closed Meon Valley Line was on the opposite side of this platform. The station is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The College contracts in a bus service from First Bus that travels from Fareham Station or Fareham College Bishopsfield Road Campus down to our CEMAST and CETC sites, students can use this free of charge with their College ID card when boarding. For all other stops on the bus route a First Bus mTicket can be purchased.


There are a number of toilets at Fareham Station, all of which are accessible to passengers with disabilities. There are also a number of accessible car parking spaces located close to the station.

Assistance from station staff is available to customers boarding and alighting trains, as well as moving through the station. This can be booked in advance through South Western Railway, or by making yourself known to staff at the ticket gateline when travelling. This service is available at all times that trains are running.

Fareham station is a large multi-platform station on the Cosham – St Denys and Eastleigh Line in Hampshire, managed by South Western Railway. It serves trains towards Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton Central and London Waterloo via Winchester and Basingstoke. Platform 1 is the main up platform, with services to Brighton and London Victoria, while the down platform is Platform 3. There is also a bay platform for services to Alton via the closed Meon Valley Line, and a short siding at the northern end of the station.

The station is currently undergoing extensive improvements as part of the PS370m Access for All scheme funded by the Department for Transport. Work includes a new footbridge with double-height handrails and anti-slip treads, plus a cycle channel and more spaces for motorbikes to park. There will also be new lifts, new platform information screens and a new ticket office counter for wheelchair users.


Fares at Fareham Station depend on the type of ticket you purchase and when you travel. For the cheapest tickets, book your trip as far in advance as possible and avoid travelling during peak times.

First Bus offers a variety of ticket options including single journeys, weekly, monthly and unlimited travel tickets. You can also buy these online and use the free mobile app to check your ticket on board.

The bus services to and from Fareham operate hourly. The fare for this service is between $8 – $12 and the journey takes about 24 min.

Trains at Fareham Station are operated by Southern, South Western and Great Western Railway. There are a number of different ticket types available, so it is best to check the specific fare before purchasing your ticket.

You can check prices on Omio’s website to see what the cheapest fares are for your chosen journey. This is a good way to save money on your trip. You can also use the website to compare other journeys that may be cheaper.

The station was built in 1841 and is a relatively large station. There are two public platforms, platform 2 serving services towards London and platform 3 which is served by trains to Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton. There was once a bay platform for services to Alton via the closed Meon Valley Line, but this has since been removed.

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