Parkstone railway station

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Parkstone
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General information
Location Parkstone, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
England
Grid reference SZ037915
Managed by South Western Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codePKS
Classification DfT category E
History
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Key dates
15 June 1874Opened
Passengers
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.237 million

Parkstone railway station serves the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset, England. The platform sign formerly read "Parkstone (for Sandbanks)".

The station is operated by South Western Railway and is served by both the Weymouth express and the Poole stopping services. It is 111 miles 76 chains (180.2 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

The station is able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches; longer trains only open the doors in the first four or five coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

It was served by the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line from Bath Green Park to Bournemouth West from 1874 until the Beeching Axe in 1966.

Until 1967 a branch goods line ran from here to the George Jennings South Western Pottery. The line extended from the Pottery to Salterns Pier, on the northern shores of Poole Harbour, until 1922.

The line between Bournemouth and Weymouth was electrified in 1988 using the standard British Rail Southern Region system of a third rail with 750 Volts direct current.

Services

The station is served by South Western Railway.

The typical off-peak stopping pattern of this station, as of June 2021, is below:

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Branksome   South Western Railway
South West Main Line
  Poole
Disused railways
Branksome   Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Poole

Coordinates: 50°43′23″N1°56′56″W / 50.723°N 1.949°W / 50.723; -1.949


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