Weymouth railway station

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Weymouth Quay railway station is a disused terminus in the town. Its passenger station was used solely for trains connecting with cross-channel ferries, which have not run since 1987. Its use had been suggested as part of the transport infrastructure for the 2012 Olympic sailing events to take place on the Isle of Portland, though since it is accessed via the Weymouth Harbour Tramway, which ran along public streets, this posed difficulties. Previously, the branch saw both freight and passenger traffic, most recently fuel-oil trains. [8] The tracks through the streets were removed October-December 2020, save for a couple of short sections to show the former track alignment.

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Weymouth
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General information
Location Weymouth, Dorset
England
Coordinates 50°36′58″N2°27′18″W / 50.616°N 2.455°W / 50.616; -2.455 Coordinates: 50°36′58″N2°27′18″W / 50.616°N 2.455°W / 50.616; -2.455
Grid reference SY679797
Managed by South Western Railway
Platforms3
Other information
Station codeWEY
Classification DfT category C1
History
Original company Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
20 January 1857 (1857-01-20)Opened
Passengers
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.735 million
This station offers access to the South West Coast Path
Distance to path¼ mile (500 metres)
Next station anticlockwise Swanage 48 miles (77 km)
Next station clockwise Exmouth 76 miles (122 km)