Swanage railway with Corfe Castle in the background - South Western Railway

Swanage Railway

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Connecting Corfe Castle and Swanage to SWR services at Wareham

South Western Railway is pleased to be supporting Swanage Railway with the introduction of their trial service of trains from Wareham to Swanage from Tuesday 4th April. Customers will be able to travel to Wareham on one of SWR’s regular services from London, Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth to Wareham to connect with the Swanage Railway services at the station.

A passenger train running on the Swanage Railway line with Corfe Castle in the background - South Western Railway

Trains to Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway service to and from Wareham will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ONLY from 4th April to 10th September. Services will leave Wareham at 11.19, 13.05, 15.19 and 17.19 on these days. SWR services typically run twice an hour to Wareham from Weymouth and London Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays but customers should also check for any engineering works, particularly on Saturdays.

Tickets for the Swanage Railway service will initially only be available from their website at https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/book-travel-tickets, onboard their train or from their stations at Norden, Corfe Castle and Swanage. See https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/tickets for details of ticket prices. South Western Railway expects to be able to sell through tickets from its stations and online from the end of April – please note however that these will not be available from ticket vending machines. Before the end of April customers should purchase a normal rail ticket from their station to Wareham and then purchase a separate Swanage Railway ticket, either in advance or on their train. Swanage Railway will not be able to sell SWR tickets (or to other National Rail stations) at their stations. These should be purchased online or from an SWR station as normal.

All images courtesy of Andrew P M Wright

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