Branksome railway station

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Branksome National Rail
Branksome
Location
Place Branksome
Local authority Poole
Grid reference SZ057919
Operations
Station code BSM
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.159 million
2005/06 Increase 0.169 million
2006/07 Increase 0.190 million
2007/08 Increase 0.218 million
2008/09 Increase 0.221 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.205 million
2010/11 Increase 0.233 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.231 million
2012/13 Increase 0.243 million
History
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 June 1893 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Branksome from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Branksome railway station is a railway station serving the Branksome and Branksome Park areas of Poole in Dorset, England. It is located on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth.

History[edit]

The station in 1963

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) opened their line from Southampton to Weymouth in January 1857, but the station was not opened until 1893 when it was the site of a junction with the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line whose trains to Bath started and finished at a terminus station, Bournemouth West. The S&DJR opened a locomotive depot at the station in 1895 which operated until closure of the line into Bournemouth West in 1965, after which the S&D trains ran, for the remaining few months of operation, into Bournemouth Central railway station, which had its own locomotive shed.

Accommodation[edit]

The station is able to accommodate trains of up to 5 coaches, longer trains only open the doors in the first 5 or 4 coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

To the east of the station is the junction leading to Bournemouth Train Care Depot, built on part of the site of Bournemouth West station. Trains can often be seen arriving on platform 2 and then reversing into the depot.

Services[edit]

The station is served by South West Trains, who operate express services from London Waterloo to Weymouth and stopping services from London Waterloo to Poole.

On Mondays to Saturdays the station generally sees 2 trains per hour to Poole and London Waterloo and an hourly service to Weymouth.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bournemouth   South West Trains
London-Weymouth express services
  Parkstone
Bournemouth   South West Trains
London-Poole stopping services
  Parkstone
Disused railways
Bournemouth West
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Parkstone

Coordinates: 50°43′41″N 1°55′08″W / 50.728°N 1.919°W / 50.728; -1.919