New Rail Links for Hampshire
A new railway line planned for Hampshire could revolutionise transport in the county, with the first new station in 25 years built in Welborne Garden Village. The new station will serve around 20,000 people, providing rail links to London Waterloo on the Fareham-Eastleigh line.
A historic county on the south coast, Hampshire has long had strong transport links to London via road and rail, with many dormitory towns and market towns, alongside the larger cities like Basingstoke and Portsmouth. The county is already served by the South Western Main Line between Weymouth and London, as well as the Wessex Main line from Bristol to Portsmouth.
The location of the new station was decided after consultation between Network Rail and Fareham Borough Council, with Welborne coming out as the most widely beneficial location. This is not only because of the new Welborne Garden Village development, but it will also benefit existing residents of the wider area.
Travelling from the new station to London Waterloo will take less than two hours on the South Western Main Line, providing great links to existing and new developments across Hampshire. It should also encourage people to make fewer car journeys, both for commuting and leisure, helping to alleviate pressure on the road network as well as reduce emissions.
This is especially important as the population of the area increases with new developments, such as the creation of a new Garden Town near Fareham, bringing 6,000 new homes and a potential 20,000 new residents.
Hampshire as a whole is a sought-after location with a strong economy, and the Fareham area provides beautiful seaside landscapes and nearby amenities and attractions in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. There's a great deal of history in the area, from castles and ancient forests to the maritime heritage of Portsmouth and the Solent.
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