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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

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 PooleSouth Western Railway09:13On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway09:301On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway09:37On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway09:532On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway09:532On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:12On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:291On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:37On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:532On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway10:12On time
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