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The red-brick Christchurch train station serves the small town of Christchurch, the most easterly coastal town of Dorset, on the London Waterloo-to-Weymouth line. The original station was built in 1862 and was situated to the east of the current site up until 1886. Today the station operates regular services from its two covered platforms. From platform 1 travellers cross the River Stour on services to Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole, and from platform 2 to over the River Avon London Waterloo. Over one and a half million visitors a year make a bee-line for the town's harbour, beaches, nature reserves, as well as the ruins of the Norman motte-and-bailey Christchurch Castle and the significantly more liveable Highcliffe Castle. The town centre is a short walk from the train station, and is home to an eclectic mix of traditional pubs, modern bars, restaurants, shops, listed buildings and modern architecture. Over the years, the town has been home to many historic figures, including John Stuart, former Prime Minister and founder of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 12:55
Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
Sunday 08:45 - 12:45
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

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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 spaces66
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£156.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces122
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access to both platforms. Interchange is via a footbridge with steps. Level access is also available via the highways Stour Road. 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Christchurch station is accessible via both Station Road and Clarenden Road, with entrances leading to platforms 1 and 2. The station concourse on Station Road is home to a staffed ticket window and waiting area, and additional seating can be found on platform 1, along with a customer help point and bike lock-up. A raised walkway leads from platform 1 across to platform 2, which contains male and female toilet facilities.

Departures and arrivals from Christchurch

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Christchurch station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:141On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway10:152On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway11:141On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway11:152On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway12:141On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PooleSouth Western Railway10:131On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:152On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway11:131On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway11:152On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway12:131On time
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