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Bitterne


The name ‘Bitterne’ is derived from the Ancient English meaning ‘House near a (river) bend’. The station itself was originally named ‘Bitterne Road’ in 1866 until it became Bitterne Station in 1896. A road bridge was constructed to carry what is now the A3024 road over the railway line; this had to be widened in 1920 when the railway line was doubled, and again in 1932. The local goods yard, one of many common at even small stations, closed in 1959.

After Bitterne Station the line then hugs the eastern bank of the Itchen estuary, with the waters often lapping at the track edge at high tide. This stretch of the line allows passengers a view back across to the City of Southampton and its various riverside wharves, before it turns within the shadow of the towering Itchen Bridge, to enter the next station which is Woolston.

  • Trains leaving Bitterne
    Trains leaving the station in the next 2 hours.

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  • Timetable
    Local train timetable for the Three Rivers Route.

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  • Journey Planner
    Planning your train journey to anywhere in the UK.

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  • Blue Star Buses
    Calling at 'Chandler's Ford precinct' bus stop.

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  • Velvet Buses
    Buses calling at the 'rail station' bus stop.

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  • Community news
    Community news for Bitterne Park and nearby areas.

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  • Upper and Lower Flexford
    Popular green haven, Flexford comprises of Upper & Lower Flexford nature reserve.

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  • Shops, Pubs & Restaurants
    Listings on the local Chandler's Ford website.

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Station Ticket Office Hours

None Station does not have a ticket office.

Train Station Information

Car Parking 10 spaces

Cycle Parking spaces & lockers

Buffets: None

Toilets: None

Taxis: None

Useful Numbers

Tel: 0845 6000 650

Train Information: 0845 7484 950

Travel Assistance: 0845 6000 650

For train times text Bitterne to 84950