St Denys station opened as Portswood Station in 1861, after local residents complained about the great distance between them and the stations in the town. This first station was built on a site just north of the road bridge but, after the branch line to Netley opened in 1866, a new station was built on the present site. It was renamed St Denys Station in 1876. The main building and booking hall is Grade II listed.

St Denys Railway Station

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St Denys Station The station buildings, photographed in the 1980s

Further reading:
Southampton Railways, by Bert Moody, p21-26. (HS/pk)


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