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Swaythling Station opened in 1883, and has remained largely unchanged for 125 years. The Old English word ‘swætheling’ meaning ‘misty stream’, could be a reference to ‘Monks Brook’, flowing nearby.

Built by a local firm, this little station nearly came to an unfortunate end when a German bomb fell into the main booking hall during an air raid in 1941. Very luckily, the bomb did not actually explode, and the damage was soon repaired. Now Grade II listed, the main building is set well back from the platforms because it was intended to place two additional tracks through the station. However the extra lines never appeared!

The construction of a large, ramped over-bridge has been the only major alteration during the station’s existence. Recently, the station has benefited from a refurbishment.

  • Trains leaving Swaythling
    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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  • The Brook
    Live music venue. 10 minutes walk from station.

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  • Uni-Link Bus
    Uni-Link buses anyone can use. From campus to campus or around Southampton

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  • Woodmill Activity Centre
    Outdoor activity Centre.

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  • Riverside Park
    A 32 hectare park located along the River Itchen.

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  • Painting of Swaythling
    Painting of the station by local artist Eric Meadus.

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Station Ticket Office Hours

Monday to Friday 6.30am - 11.00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Train Station Information

Car Parking 10 spaces

Cycle Parking 4 spaces

Buffets: None

Toilets: None

Taxis: 02380 222222 or 02380 666666

Useful Numbers

Tel: 0845 6000 650

Train Information: 0845 7484 950

Travel Assistance: 0845 6000 650

For train times text Swaythling to 84950