Thornford railway station

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Thornford National Rail logo.svg
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Location
Place Thornford
Local authority Dorset
Coordinates 50°54′39″N2°34′45″W / 50.9107°N 2.5792°W / 50.9107; -2.5792 Coordinates: 50°54′39″N2°34′45″W / 50.9107°N 2.5792°W / 50.9107; -2.5792
Grid reference ST593125
Operations
Station codeTHO
Managed by Great Western Railway
Number of platforms1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease2.svg 2,708
2014/15Increase2.svg 3,144
2015/16Decrease2.svg 2,874
2016/17Decrease2.svg 2,544
2017/18Increase2.svg 3,448
History
Original company Great Western Railway
23 March 1936Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thornford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Thornford railway station serves the village of Thornford, four miles to the south west of Sherborne in Dorset, England. It is managed by Great Western Railway and is served by trains on the Heart of Wessex Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth. This is a request stop so passengers must signal clearly to the driver if they wish to board the train.

Thornford village in United Kingdom

Thornford is a village and civil parish in north west Dorset, England, situated in the Yeo valley 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Sherborne. Dorset County Council's 2013 mid-year estimate of the population of the parish is 830.

Sherborne town in Dorset, England

Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. It is sited on the River Yeo, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, 6 miles east of Yeovil. The A30 road, which connects London to Penzance, runs through the town. In the 2011 census the population of Sherborne parish and the two electoral wards was 9,523. 28.7% of the population is aged 65 or older.

Dorset County of England

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the unitary authority areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.

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History

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 23 March 1936 as Thornford Bridge Halt. It was renamed in the 1960s to its present shorter name.

Great Western Railway Former railway company in the United Kingdom

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England, the West Midlands, and most of Wales. It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliament on 31 August 1835 and ran its first trains in 1838. It was engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who chose a broad gauge of 7 ft —later slightly widened to 7 ft 14 in —but, from 1854, a series of amalgamations saw it also operate 4 ft 8 12 in standard-gauge trains; the last broad-gauge services were operated in 1892. The GWR was the only company to keep its identity through the Railways Act 1921, which amalgamated it with the remaining independent railways within its territory, and it was finally merged at the end of 1947 when it was nationalised and became the Western Region of British Railways.

Services

Great Western Railway operate services between Gloucester and Weymouth via Bristol Temple Meads. [1] South Western Railway runs additional services on Summer Saturdays between Weymouth and Yeovil Junction operating from late May to early September. [2]

Great Western Railway (train operating company) train operating company in Great Britain

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise. It manages 197 stations and its trains call at over 270. GWR operates long-distance inter-city services along the Great Western Main Line to and from the West of England and South Wales, inter-city services from London to the West Country via the Reading–Taunton line and the Night Riviera sleeper service between London and Penzance. It also provides commuter and outer-suburban services from its London terminus at Paddington to West London, the Thames Valley region including parts of Berkshire, parts of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; and regional services throughout the West of England and South Wales to the South coast of England. GWR was due to begin operating the Heathrow Express service under a management contract on behalf of Heathrow Airport Holdings from August 2018; however, this was later deferred to November 2018.

Gloucester railway station Station in Gloucester, England

Gloucester railway station is a railway station serving the city of Gloucester in England. The station was originally built as the terminus of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway in 1840, but the arrival of the Bristol and Gloucester Railway and Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway in 1844, and then conversion to a through station for the South Wales Railway in 1851 resulted in a very complex layout. Subsequent closures and rationalization have left Gloucester with a station that is located off the main Bristol-Birmingham line, meaning trains that call at Gloucester reverse save for trains that continue along the Gloucester to Newport Line.

Weymouth railway station terminus of the South Western Main Line

Weymouth railway station is the main railway station serving the town of Weymouth in Dorset, England. The station is the southern terminus of both the South Western Main Line, 142 miles 64 chains (229.8 km) down the line from London Waterloo, and the Heart of Wessex Line from Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Yeovil Pen Mill   Great Western Railway
Heart of Wessex Line
  Yetminster
  South Western Railway
Yeovil Junction to Weymouth
(Summer only)
 

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References

  1. Table 123 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. "Buy Cheap Train Tickets & Check Train Times | South Western Railway | The New Name For South West Trains". www.southwesternrailway.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019.