Weymouth Quay railway station

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Weymouth Quay
Weymouth Quay railway station 1986.jpg
Weymouth Quay railway station in 1986
Location
Place Weymouth
Area Weymouth and Portland
Grid reference SY683789
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Western Region of British Railways
History
1 July 1889 Opened
25 July 1940 Closed
15 June 1946 Reopened
26 February 1972[1] Goods facilities withdrawn
26 September 1987[2] End of regular scheduled passenger services
2 May 1999[3] Visit by one-off charter service
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Weymouth Quay is a disused[4] railway station in Weymouth, Dorset, England at the terminus of the Weymouth Harbour Tramway. Until September 1987 it was the regular terminus and starting point for boat trains, linking to the ferry services with street running along the streets of the town.

After the regular boat trains were ended, the station was still occasionally used for special services, the last being a Pathfinder railtour on 2 May 1999.[3] The track and station are no longer used at all, although they are still part of the rail network. The station buildings are now offices for Condor Ferries which operates a ferry service to the Channel Islands.

The line was designated "Out of Use (temporary)" for a period of 2 years by Network Rail on 15 January 2007,[5] and again on 1 April 2009.[6] Closure of the branch has been proposed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, who are proposing to acquire the trackbed.[7] In July 2014 it was reported that the sale of the line never went through and now a campaign has started to reopen the tram route claiming it would help with tourism and reduce car usage in the town.[8]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Weymouth
(Reversal needed)
  Weymouth Harbour Tramway
Weymouth-Weymouth Quay
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 147. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  2. ^ Department for Transport, Freedom of Information Act response, 13 May 2009.
  3. ^ a b Six Bells Junction, Way-Farer Railtour, 2 May 1999.
  4. ^ "Network Rail - Current Timetables". Network Rail. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  5. ^ "NCG12007WESX001 Weymouth Tramway OOU (temporary)". Network Rail. February 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "NCG12009WESX001s Weymouth Traimway". Network Rail. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "'Olympic' train line may be lost". BBC News website. BBC News. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Campaign to reopen Weymouth seafront train line". BBC News. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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Coordinates: 50°36′31″N 2°26′54″W / 50.60863°N 2.44828°W / 50.60863; -2.44828