Holton Heath railway station

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Holton Heath National Rail
Holton Heath
Location
Place Wareham
Local authority Purbeck
Grid reference SY945901
Operations
Station code HOL
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  16,493
2005/06 Increase 17,145
2006/07 Increase 23,475
2007/08 Increase 27,597
2008/09 Increase 30,706
2009/10 Decrease 28,776
2010/11 Increase 31,490
2011/12 Increase 42,356
2012/13 Increase 44,676
History
Key dates Opened 3 April 1916 (3 April 1916)
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Holton Heath from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Holton Heath railway station serves the area of Holton Heath in Wareham, Dorset, England. It was opened to serve the Royal Navy Cordite Factory, Holton Heath during the First World War. The station did not open to the public until 1924.

History[edit]

Holton Heath has been unstaffed since 1964, with the signal box removed 3 November 1969.

Description[edit]

Platforms are able to accommodate trains of up to 5 coaches. The station is one of the few remaining on the line not to be equipped with a self-service ticket machine, only a Permit to Travel machine, located on platform 1.

Services[edit]

The station is served hourly by London Waterloo to Weymouth semi-fast trains during the day. This replaced the now-defunct hourly Wareham to Brockenhurst service in 2008. There are no services in the evening or on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hamworthy   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
  Wareham

Coordinates: 50°42′40″N 2°04′41″W / 50.711°N 2.078°W / 50.711; -2.078