Thornford railway station

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Thornford National Rail
Thornford Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Thornford
Local authority West Dorset
Coordinates 50°54′39″N 2°34′45″W / 50.9107°N 2.5792°W / 50.9107; -2.5792Coordinates: 50°54′39″N 2°34′45″W / 50.9107°N 2.5792°W / 50.9107; -2.5792
Grid reference ST593125
Operations
Station code THO
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 2,838
2011/12 Decrease 2,832
2012/13 Increase 3,042
2013/14 Decrease 2,708
2014/15 Increase 3,144
History
Original company Great Western Railway
23 March 1936 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thornford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Thornford railway station serves the village of Thornford, four miles to the south west of Sherborne in Dorset, England. It is managed by Great Western Railway and is served by trains on the Heart of Wessex Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth. This is a request stop so passengers must signal clearly to the driver if they wish to board the train.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 23 March 1936 as Thornford Bridge Halt. It was renamed in the 1960s to its present shorter name.

Services[edit]

This is a request stop so passengers must signal clearly to the driver if they wish to board the train. Great Western Railway operate services between Gloucester and Weymouth via Bristol Temple Meads.[1] South West Trains run an additional service running once on a Saturday between Weymouth and Yeovil Junction operating from late May to early September each year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 123 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Table 160 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Yeovil Pen Mill   Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
  Yetminster
  South West Trains
Heart of Wessex Line (Saturdays Only)