Holton Heath railway station

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Holton Heath National Rail
Holton Heath Station.jpg
Location
Place Wareham St Martin
Local authority District of 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
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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
2013/14 Decrease 42,580
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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Holton Heath railway station serves the area of Holton Heath in Wareham St Martin, 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 on 3 November 1969.

Description[edit]

Platforms are able to accommodate trains of up to five 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.

Until 1967, trains through the station were normally steam hauled. Between 1967 and 1988, passenger services were normally provided by Class 33/1 diesel locomotives with Class 438 coaching stock (also known as 4-TC units). The line was electrified in 1988, using the standard British Rail Southern Region direct current third rail at 750 volts. Class 442 electric multiple units were initially used following electrification, until being displaced by new Class 444 electric multiple units in 2007.

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