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Branksome train station is located in Poole and is part of the South Western Main Line, serving the areas of Branksome and Branksome Park with connections to London and Weymouth. The fastest journey time for direct trains from Branksome to London Waterloo is 1 hour and 58 minutes, while trains to Weymouth take a minimum of 45 minutes. The connection to Poole itself can take as little as 6 minutes.   

Branksome itself is a largely residential area, though the area around the station is home to several shops and the Poole Retail Park lies nearby. Both platforms at Branksome train station are accessed by steps and they are linked by a footbridge over the line. There is a ticket machine and a staffed ticket office for passengers.  

The station at Branksome was originally opened in 1893 on the site of a junction. Today, it is served on weekdays and Saturdays by one train an hour to Weymouth, and two hourly services to Poole and London.  

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Branksome station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 10:00
Saturday 08:00 - 11:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces30
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£135.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Branksone is an inaccessable station with stepped access to both platforms.

Passengers are advised to use Bournemouth (for London bound services), Poole (for Weymouth bound services) Alternatively passengers should contact South West Trains Assisted Travel Service on 0800 52 82 100 to arrange alternative transport.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Find station details and facilities information for Branksome. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Branksome station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from Branksome

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Branksome station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PooleSouth Western Railway11:292On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway11:481On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway12:292On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway12:481On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway13:292On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway11:292On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway11:481On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway12:292On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway12:481On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:292On time
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