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Built on a wooden pier, Portsmouth Harbour station opened in 1876 as the new terminus for an extension to the Portsmouth Direct Line from London’s Waterloo Station. Its location next to Her Majesty’s Naval Base meant it was heavily damaged during WW2 bombing raids and had to be extensively rebuilt. Visitors who are interested in the naval history of Portsmouth can leave the station and head directly to the Historic Dockyard area of the base, which houses an exhibition devoted to the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as the ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and the Mary Rose. On the other side of the station is Gunwharf Quays, originally an ordinance yard for the naval dockyard, and now an outlet retail centre with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as a cinema, art gallery and hotels. Despite the redevelopment, a number of original 18th- and 19th- century buildings remain.

Station details & facilities

Ferry links leave Portsmouth Harbour station to the Isle of Wight and to Gosport, the first accessed from the end of the platforms, the second via a walkway around the side of the station. The station building has ticket machines and counter, as well as a news kiosk and cafe, and leads to platform 1. Platforms 3, 4 and 5 are accessed at the end of each platform or over a footbridge. Platform 2 is no longer in use.

Departures and arrivals from Portsmouth Harbour

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Portsmouth Harbour station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:553On time
to London VictoriaSouthern09:045On time
to Ryde Pier HeadSouth Western Railway09:15On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:154On time
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway09:231On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:363On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:504On time
from BrightonSouthern08:535On time
from Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway08:594On time
from Portsmouth & SouthseaHovertravel09:02Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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