Holton Heath railway station

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Holton Heath National Rail
Holton Heath Station.jpg
Location
PlaceWareham St Martin
Local authorityDistrict of Purbeck
Grid referenceSY945901
Operations
Station codeHOL
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 42,580
2014/15Decrease 37,316
2015/16Decrease 30,760
2016/17Decrease 26,960
2017/18Increase 30,186
History
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
3 April 1916opened for Admiralty staff use
14 July 1924opened to public
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.

Holton Heath railway station serves the area of Holton Heath in Wareham St Martin, Dorset, England. It is 118 miles 61 chains (191.1 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

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]

The 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 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 (after 20.00) or on Sundays.[1]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hamworthy   South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
  Wareham

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