Moreton railway station (Dorset)

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Moreton National Rail
Moreton station geograph-3790269-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
View westward from level-crossing, towards Dorchester South and Weymouth (2007)
Location
PlaceMoreton
Local authorityDistrict of Purbeck
Grid referenceSY779890
Operations
Station codeMTN
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 57,426
2014/15Decrease 54,782
2015/16Increase 57,522
2016/17Increase 59,542
2017/18Decrease 58,768
History
Key datesOpened June 1847 (June 1847)
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 Moreton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Moreton railway station serves the villages of Moreton and Crossways in Dorset, England. It is operated by South Western Railway and is served by their trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth. The station is 130 miles 24 chains (209.7 km) down the line from Waterloo.

Moreton 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 Western Railway 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 Western Railway
South Western Main Line
  Dorchester South

External links[edit]

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