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Southampton Central (SOU)

Southampton Central station, Blechynden Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1AL

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Live trains

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Ticket Office

Opening Hours
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 05:40 - 20:45
  • Opening Hours Saturday: 06:00 - 20:45
  • Opening Hours Sunday: 06:30 - 20:45
Location

In main entrance and both booking halls

Ticket Machines

Yes

Collect tickets bought online
  • Collect tickets at Ticket Machine
Accessible ticket machines

Yes

All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details

Height adjusted ticket office counter

Yes

Induction loop

Yes

Smartcards

Smartcards issued at this station

Yes

Smartcard tickets
  • Load smartcard at Ticket Office
  • Load smartcard at Ticket Machine
Smartcard validators

Yes

Smartcard notes

Southampton Central ticket office can issue new smartcards and sell tickets to smartcards including Flexi Seasons.

Information Available From Staff

  • Yes - from help point

Customer Information Screens

  • Departure Screens

Information Services Opening Times

  • Information Services Opening Times Monday to Friday: Yes
  • Information Services Opening Times Saturday: Yes
  • Information Services Opening Times Sunday: Yes

Staff Help Available

  • Staff Help Available Monday to Saturday: 00:00 - 02:00, 04:30 - 23:59
  • Staff Help Available Sunday: 00:00 - 01:00, 05:30 - 23:59

The station is staffed 24 hours a day.

Customer Help Points

Yes

Help points are available on all platforms

Customer Services Notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Luggage Storage

No

Lost Property

  • Lost Property Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 19:00
  • Lost Property Saturday to Sunday: No
  • Lost Property Public Holidays: No

Opening times are for the Lost Property office at London Waterloo. There is no Lost Property office at Southampton Central.

Trolleys

Yes

CCTV at the Station

Yes

Station Accessibility

Step-free access

This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform.

Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms.

Ticket barriers and gates

Yes

Accessible ticket machines

Yes

All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details

Height adjusted ticket office counter

Yes

Induction loop

Yes

Ramp for train access

Yes

Accessible Toilets

Yes

Waiting rooms

Yes

All platforms. Waiting rooms are heated and seating complies with Code of Practice.

Seating area

Yes

Wheelchairs available

Yes

Trolleys

Yes

Getting to and from the station

Accessible taxis here

Yes

Impaired mobility set down/pick-up point

No

Accessible spaces

Not Specified

Accessible car park equipment

No

Staff Help

Staff help available
  • Staff help available Monday to Saturday: 00:00 - 02:00, 04:30 - 23:59
  • Staff help available Sunday: 00:00 - 01:00, 05:30 - 23:59

The station is staffed 24 hours a day.

Customer Help Points and Meeting Point

Yes

Help points are available on all platforms

Helpline
  • Helpline Monday to Friday: Yes
  • Helpline Saturday: Yes
  • Helpline Sunday: Yes

24 hours a day, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Assistance from station staff is available to customers boarding and alighting trains, and moving through this station - at all times trains are running. Please make yourself known to staff at the Ticket Gateline. You can book assistance up to 2 hours before your journey when travelling on South Western Railway. Planning in advance isn't always possible so do not worry if you haven't booked - our staff will do their best to assist you onto your preferred train.

Toilets

Yes

The toilets are located in the Waiting Rooms on Platforms 1 and 4. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 1 and 4; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email: [email protected].

Accessible Toilets

Yes

Baby Changing

Yes

Separate baby changing room located adjacent to toilets on Platform 4, off waiting room.

Platform 4.

Waiting Rooms

Yes

All platforms. Waiting rooms are heated and seating complies with Code of Practice.

Seating Area

Yes

Southampton Central Car Park (upside & downside)

Spaces

182 spaces

Accessible car park equipment

No

Impaired mobility set down/pick up points available

No

Car park CCTV

Yes

Parking charges

Parking charges apply

  • Rate per hour £1.30
  • Off-peak rate £3.90
  • Rate per day £7.90
  • Rate on Saturday £3.90
  • Rate on Sunday £3.90
  • Rate per week £31.50
  • Rate per month £111.30
  • Rate per 3 months £333.90
  • Rate per year £1113.00
Notes

RingGo Code 77473.

Hourly rate available from 1200 from RingGo ONLY.

Bank Holiday £3.90.

Off-Peak from 1200 Monday to Friday.

Weekend ticket available from 0001 Friday until 0359 Tuesday £11.70.



Southampton Central Car Park (premium)

Accessible car park equipment

No

Impaired mobility set down/pick up points available

No

Car park CCTV

Yes

Parking charges

Parking charges apply

  • Off-peak rate £7.00
  • Rate per day £14.00
  • Rate on Saturday £7.00
  • Rate on Sunday £7.00
Notes

RingGo Code 77474.

Hourly rate available from 1200 from RingGo ONLY.

Bank Holiday £7.00.

Off-Peak from 1200 Monday to Friday.

Weekend ticket available from 0001 Friday until 0359 Tuesday £21.00.

ATM

Yes

Refreshment Facilities

Yes

Shops

Yes

Pay Phones

No

Post Boxes

Yes

Outside Platform 1 entrance

Bicycle Storage

Spaces

392 spaces

There is partial CCTV coverage of the Cycle Storage Area.

Type of Storage

Stands & Racks

Location

Platform 1 - 200 spaces

Platform 4 - 44 spaces

Outside Platform 1 entrance - A new bike hut with 140 two tier spaces

Sheltered

Yes

CCTV

Yes

Bicycle Hire

Cycle Hire Information

There are no cycle hire facilities at this station

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