Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Portsmouth (/ˈpɔərtsməθ/) is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Located mainly on Portsea Island, it is the United Kingdom's only island city. Portsmouth is situated 64 miles (103 km) south west of London and 19 miles (31 km) south east of Southampton. The city has a population of 205,400 and is the only city in the United Kingdom with a greater population density than London. The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club are both nicknamed "Pompey". As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth has the world's oldest continuously used dry dock and is home to some famous ships, including HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack Mary Rose and Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory (the world's oldest naval ship still in commission). By the 19th century, Portsmouth was one of the most fortified cities in the world. During the Second World War, the city served as a pivotal embarkation point for the D-Day landings and was also chosen as the headquarters for the Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The city was bombed extensively during what was known as the Portsmouth Blitz, which resulted in the deaths of 930 people. Although smaller than in its heyday, the naval base at HMNB Portsmouth remains the largest dockyard for the Royal Navy and is home to two-thirds of the entire surface fleet. The waterfront area and Portsmouth Harbour is dominated by the Spinnaker Tower, a 560 feet (170 m) landmark which stands as the United Kingdom's eleventh tallest structure as well as the tallest outside London. The former HMS Vernon naval shore establishment has since been redeveloped as an area of retail outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars known as Gunwharf Quays. As well as the naval base, Portsmouth International Port is a commercial cruise ship and ferry port which serves international destinations for freight and passenger traffic. Portsmouth forms part of the South Hampshire built-up area which also covers Southampton, Havant, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport. With approximately 860,000 residents, it is the 6th largest urban area in England and the largest in South East England, forming the centre of one of the United Kingdom's most populous metropolitan areas with a population in excess of one million.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 218405 0
2014 209065 24390
2013 214721 24822
2012 260005 25101
2011 278890 0
2010 269575 0
2009 257368 0
2008 225475 0
2007 235983 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Charles Dickens
  • Unitary Authority: Portsmouth City Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Portsmouth South
  • European Region: South East

Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 0 00000000000000
December 2015 2 00000020000000
November 2015 9 10200020002110
October 2015 2 00000010000010
September 2015 3 00200000000001
August 2015 5 10200010000010
July 2015 3 00200010000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 9 10100010114000
April 2015 4 00100010000110
March 2015 4 00400000000000
February 2015 2 00100010000000
January 2015 8 20100020001200
December 2014 4 00100010000110
November 2014 6 10200010100100
October 2014 4 01100010000100
September 2014 4 20100000000100
August 2014 4 00100020000100
July 2014 4 01000000001200
June 2014 3 00000010000110
May 2014 5 01100011100000
April 2014 2 11000000000000
March 2014 4 00100000000120
February 2014 2 00000010000010
January 2014 2 00100000000010
December 2013 1 00000000000010
November 2013 3 00001000001010
October 2013 3 00010020000000
September 2013 4 00110010000010
August 2013 3 00100010000010
July 2013 4 11100000000010
June 2013 2 00200000000000
May 2013 3 20000010000000
April 2013 1 00000010000000
March 2013 2 00000020000000
February 2013 2 00000020000000
January 2013 3 00000010000020

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