Moreton (Dorset) railway station

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Not to be confused with Moreton (Merseyside) railway station.
Moreton (Dorset) National Rail
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View westward from level-crossing, towards Dorchester South and Weymouth (2007)
Location
Place Moreton
Local authority District of Purbeck
Grid reference SY779890
Operations
Station code MTN
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 65,828
2012/13 Decrease 62,662
2013/14 Decrease 57,426
2014/15 Decrease 54,782
2015/16 Increase 57,522
History
Key dates Opened June 1847 (June 1847)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Moreton (Dorset) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Moreton (Dorset) railway station serves the villages of Moreton and Crossways in Dorset, England. It is operated by South West Trains and is served by their trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth.

Moreton Station is immediately adjacent to an automatic half barrier level crossing. Like most similar situations, this used to be a manual crossing controlled by a local signal box. This was abolished in the 1960s when signals in the locality were automated.[citation needed] The line between Moreton and Dorchester South was singled in the 1980s, which on many occasions causes considerable delays. It is then double track from Moreton eastwards.

Services[edit]

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.

The station is served by an hourly South West Trains semi-fast service in each direction between Weymouth to London Waterloo (including Sundays).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wool   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
  Dorchester South

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Coordinates: 50°42′04″N 2°18′47″W / 50.701°N 2.313°W / 50.701; -2.313