Fareham station serves the Hampshire market town that stands on the northern shore of Portsmouth Harbour. Trains to Fareham travel along the West Coastway Line between Brighton and Southampton, with additional services to London, Portsmouth Harbour, Cardiff and Bristol. Fareham station opened in 1841 and, although there have been improvements over the years, it retains some nice Victorian touches, such as the platform canopies.
Fareham town centre is about a kilometre east of the station, a straightforward walk along West Street. This is the main shopping street in town, and is pedestrianised for a stretch in front of the Fareham Shopping Centre, where the monthly Farmers Markets and the weekly Monday Markets are held. The nearby historic High Street has some wonderful examples of Georgian architecture, independent shops and restaurants. From West Street, it as a short signposted walk to the Fareham Creek Trail - a four-mile circular route with views across Portsmouth Harbour.