Swanage Railway Stations
There are 5 stations on the Swanage Railway:
(shown here on opening day, 20th May 1885),
Corfe Castle and the northern terminus of the line at Norden.
Future plans include reopening the track between Norden and the main line at Wareham which is currently
used only for special services.
Further information on our stations can be found on dedicated Wikipedia pages by following the
Swanage railway station is located in Swanage, on the Isle of Purbeck in the
English county of Dorset. Construction of the line commenced on 5th May 1883 by the London firm of
Curry & Reeves and the first public train left Swanage station on 20th May 1885.
Originally the terminus of a London and South Western Railway (L&SWR)
branch line from Wareham, the line and station were closed by British Rail in 1972.
It has since reopened as the main terminus station on the Swanage Railway.
Swanage has long been popular as a bustling
seaside town and has gained further
popularity as the 'Gateway to the Jurassic
Coast'. The 95 miles of coastline forming this
World Heritage Site stretch from Old Harry
Rocks near Swanage to Exmouth in Devon.
Attractions in Swanage include Durlston
Castle and Country Park, and the Swanage
Heritage Centre, as well as the large sandy
beach, which is a short level walk from
the station. The ever popular Carnival
and fireworks are the highlight of summer
season, and additional trains are provided
on these days.
Facilities at Swanage station include the
Railway Shop and Station Buffet. It also
provides the local bus interchange, including
seasonal open top services to Studland and
Swanage station Wikipedia page here