Guidance

Lymington community rail line

Community rail line service between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier.

Documents

Lymington Line: prospectus

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Lymington Line: map

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Details

The Lymington Line runs from Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier, both in the New Forest. It diverges from the main line at Lymington Junction. At Lymington Pier, trains connect with Wightlink ferry services to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

The branch line celebrated the 150th anniversary of its opening in July 2008. Between 2005 and 2010 it was promoted as a heritage route, making use of older rolling stock that was retired from elsewhere on the UK rail network.

Route data

Region South east
Locale Hampshire
Stations 3
Length 5.6 miles
Journey time About 11 minutes — one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Line
Pilot project No
Designation date July 2008
Partnership Lymington — Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
Operator(s) South West Trains

The Lymington Line serves the following 3 stations:

  • Brockenhurst Station
  • Lymington Town
  • Lymington Pier

Community rail designation

The Lymington Line was designated as a community rail line by the Department for Transport in July 2008. The designation covers the line, the passenger services between Lymington and Brockenhurst and the 3 stations.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Lymington Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s Wessex C strategic route plan.

The Lymington-Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership

The Lymington-Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership was launched in July 2008 to support the line. The partnership is managed by the same officer as the Island Line CRP. The route is also supported by Friends of the Lymington to Brockenhurst Line who work closely with the partnership.

Published 1 July 2007