Maiden Newton railway station

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Description

Looking north Maiden Newton platform 1.jpg
Looking north

The station retains two platforms as it is a passing place on the single line between Dorchester West and Yeovil. The entrance is on the northbound platform, the side closest to the village. Access to the southbound platform is normally by the footbridge but there is a level crossing at the south end of the station for passengers who are unable to use the bridge.

Services

Great Western Railway operate services from Great Malvern, Worcester Shrub Hill, Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth. [21] South Western Railway used to run additional services between Weymouth and Yeovil Junction on Summer Saturdays. [22]

Maiden Newton
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General information
Location Maiden Newton, Dorset
England
Coordinates 50°46′48″N2°34′08″W / 50.780°N 2.569°W / 50.780; -2.569 Coordinates: 50°46′48″N2°34′08″W / 50.780°N 2.569°W / 50.780; -2.569
Grid reference SY599979
Managed by Great Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeMDN
Classification DfT category F1
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Key dates
1857Opened
1975 Bridport branch closed
Passengers
2017/18Decrease2.svg 19,904
Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Chetnole   Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
  Dorchester West

Signalling

The electric key token instrument for the block section to Yeovil are now operated by the train crew under the supervision of the signal operator based at Yeovil Pen Mill.[ citation needed ] The block section to Dorchester West is operated under the "tokenless single line" principle with track circuiting.

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