Parkstone railway station

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Parkstone National Rail
Parkstonerear.jpg
Location
PlaceParkstone
Local authorityBorough of Poole
Grid referenceSZ037915
Operations
Station codePKS
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.205 million
2013/14Increase 0.226 million
2014/15Steady 0.226 million
2015/16Increase 0.232 million
2016/17Increase 0.247 million
History
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
15 June 1874Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Parkstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Parkstone railway station serves the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset, England. The platform sign used to say "Parkstone (for Sandbanks)".

The station is operated by South Western Railway and is served by both the Weymouth express and the Poole stopping services. It is 111 miles 76 chains (180.2 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

The station is able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches; longer trains only open the doors in the first four or five coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

It was served by the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line from Bath Green Park to Bournemouth West from 1874 until the Beeching Axe in 1965.

Until 1967 a branch goods line ran from here to the George Jennings South Western Pottery. The line extended from the Pottery to Salterns Pier, on the northern shores of Poole Harbour, until 1922.[1]

The line between Bournemouth and Weymouth was electrified in 1988 using the standard British Rail Southern Region system of a third rail with 750 Volts direct current.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays the station generally sees two trains per hour to Poole and London Waterloo (one semi-fast and one local stopper) and an hourly service to Weymouth.[1] On Sundays, the service is hourly each way.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Branksome   South Western Railway
South Western Main Line
  Poole
Disused railways
Branksome   Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Poole

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Coordinates: 50°43′23″N 1°56′56″W / 50.723°N 1.949°W / 50.723; -1.949