Weymouth Quay railway station
Weymouth Quay railway station in 1986
|Area||Borough of Weymouth and Portland|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Western Region of British Railways|
|1 July 1889||Opened|
|25 July 1940||Closed|
|15 June 1946||Reopened|
|26 February 1972||Goods facilities withdrawn|
|26 September 1987||End of regular scheduled passenger services|
|2 May 1999||Visit by one-off charter service|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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|UK Railways portal|
Weymouth Quay is a disused railway station in Weymouth, Dorset, England at the terminus of the Weymouth Harbour Tramway. Until September 1987 it was the regular terminus and starting point for boat trains to and from London Waterloo, linking to the ferry services with street running along the streets of the town.
After the regular boat trains were ended, the station was still occasionally used for special services, the last being a Pathfinder Tours charter on 2 May 1999. The track and station are no longer used at all, although they are still part of the rail network. The station buildings are now offices for Condor Ferries which operated a ferry service to the Channel Islands. However, with the purchase of its new ferry in 2015, Condor ceased to serve the port of Weymouth.
The line was designated "Out of Use (temporary)" for a period of two years by Network Rail on 15 January 2007, and again on 1 April 2009. Closure of the branch has been proposed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, who are proposing to acquire the trackbed. In July 2014, it was reported that the sale of the line did not proceed and a campaign started to reopen the tram route claiming it would help with tourism and reduce car usage in the town.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Weymouth Harbour Tramway
- Department for Transport, Freedom of Information Act response, 13 May 2009.
- Six Bells Junction, Way-Farer Railtour, 2 May 1999.
- "Network Rail - Current Timetables". Network Rail. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- "NCG12007WESX001 Weymouth Tramway OOU (temporary)". Network Rail. February 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "NCG12009WESX001s Weymouth Traimway". Network Rail. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "'Olympic' train line may be lost". BBC News website. BBC News. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "Campaign to reopen Weymouth seafront train line". BBC News. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- Station on navigable O.S. map located due north of lifeboat station
- Flickr set walking the line in 2011 from King Street to Weymouth Quay station, and other contributions.
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