Rodwell railway station

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Rodwell was a small railway station on the Portland Branch Railway in the west of the English county of Dorset.


Opened on 1 June 1870, it initially had one platform. However, as part of a scheme that saw several halts opened on the GWR with Railmotor services to counter road competition, a passing place was put in and Rodwell gained another platform and a signal box. The station closed with the branch in 1952.

The site today[edit]

The former trackbed of the line is now part of the Rodwell Trail walk. The former platforms are still in place, just south of the tunnel,[1] under a road and the former Portwey Hospital site.



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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Westham Halt
Line and station closed
  GWR and LSWR
Portland Branch Railway
  Sandsfoot Castle Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 50°36′13″N 2°27′41″W / 50.6035°N 2.4614°W / 50.6035; -2.4614