Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is the main railway station in central Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. It is close to the Commercial Road shopping centre. The station was first opened on 14 June 1847. It was later renamed Portsmouth Town on 2 October 1876 to avoid confusion with other stations in Portsmouth. After the closure of the Southsea Railway branch line in 1914, the station name was changed to Portsmouth & Southsea in 1925. Portsmouth & Southsea station was once the junction for the Portsmouth Dockyard branch, known as the Admiralty Line.
The station is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. In addition, there are regular services to Cardiff Central, Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Eastleigh, Woking, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, East Croydon and London Victoria.