PLANS to change the name of a New Forest railway station have been raised.

Brockenhurst station could be renamed after concerns were raised that tourists do not always realise it is in the New Forest.

District councillor Michael Harris addressed Brockenhurst Parish Council, saying many tourists go to Ashurst New Forest assuming that it was best positioned for those visiting the New Forest.

He suggested a name change to Brockenhurst New Forest, saying that it should be the first port of call for tourists arriving by train.

Cllr Harris plans to write to First Group and Hampshire County Council to get their backing for the idea.