Published: April 1, 2017
Story by David A Rawsthorn
In an astonishing development Swanage Railway have announced the start of a motorail service between Swanage and Brockenhurst commencing April 2018.
Newly appointed Motorail Manager for Swanage Railway, Caro Belle, said “We are delighted to announce the start of a motorail service between Swanage and Brockenhurst in April 2018. The new service will enable holiday makers coming to Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck to put their car on a special car carrying train at Brockenhurst and have it whisked through to Swanage in under an hour. No more slow moving traffic around Bournemouth and Poole, no more delays through Sandford. This will be a boon for those visiting the Isle of Purbeck”.
Mr Trevor Parsons, Chairman of the Swanage Railway commented “This is a truly innovative solution to the traffic congestion of Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. Now that the line between Swanage and Wareham has been fully reinstated we will be able to deliver this new service to the many thousands of customers who visit Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck each year”.
Mr Matt Green, General Manager of the Swanage Railway added “Caro Belle and his team have worked tirelessly over the past year sourcing the ramps and special car carrying wagons for this project. We look forward to the trial run on the 1st of April 2018”.