Holton Heath railway station
|Place||Wareham St Martin|
|Local authority||District of Purbeck|
|Managed by||South West Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 3 April 1916|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
Holton Heath has been unstaffed since 1964, with the signal box removed on 3 November 1969.
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.
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||Following station|
|Hamworthy||South West Trains
South Western Main Line
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