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|Location|| Christchurch, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole |
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Classification||DfT category D|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|30 May 1886||Opened|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Christchurch railway station serves the town of Christchurch in Dorset (formerly in Hampshire),England. The station is on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line operated by South Western Railway. It is 104 miles 28 chains (167.9 km) down the line from Waterloo.
Between 1862 and 1886,Christchurch station was sited elsewhere to the east of Fairmile Road in Christchurch - see Christchurch (RC&BR) railway station. Until 1935 the current station also serviced the line from Ringwood - see Ringwood,Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway. The line was electrified in 1967 when faster more frequent services were introduced.
Although passed by the faster trains to Bournemouth it has an hourly semi-fast (to Weymouth,does not run on Sundays) and stopping (to Poole) service from Waterloo,usually formed by a class 444 Desiro electric multiple unit.This gives a journey time of about two hours from London. As well as Christchurch,the station is useful for reaching eastern parts of Bournemouth. The majority of services were previously operated by class 442 Wessex Electrics which were withdrawn in February 2007.
The station is able to accommodate trains of up to eight coaches,longer trains only open the doors in the first five or eight coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.
Road access to the station is from the northern end of Stour Road,near to the junction with Bargates coming from the town centre,at the end of Fairmile coming from the direction of Bournemouth International Airport and the Wessex Way. (A fairly steep bridge over the railway marks the point where Fairmile and Bargates,one straight road,meet.)
All passenger trains serving this station are operated by South Western Railway.
As of February 2022,the following services call here in both directions:
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|Hinton Admiral|| South Western Railway |
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Line and station closed
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Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway