Thornford railway station

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Thornford National Rail
Thornford
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 First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  1,705
2004/05 Decrease 1,396
2005/06 Increase 1,573
2006/07 Increase 2,720
2007/08 Increase 5,132
2008/09 Decrease 2,486
2009/10 Increase 3,256
2010/11 Decrease 2,838
2011/12 Decrease 2,832
2012/13 Increase 3,042
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 Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thornford railway station serves the village of Thornford, four miles to the south west of Sherborne in Dorset, England. It is managed by First Great Western 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]

There is generally a two-hourly service southbound to Weymouth and northbound to Bristol Temple Meads and beyond. Sundays there is an infrequent service in each direction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Yeovil Pen Mill   First Great Western
Bristol - Weymouth
  Yetminster