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One of two stations serving the town of Dorchester in Dorset, Dorchester South sees regular service by South Western Railway along the South Western Main Line. Trains from Dorchester South operate on a half-hourly frequency in each direction on weekdays, northbound to London Waterloo from platform 1 and southbound to Weymouth from platform 2. On Sundays, trains depart on an hourly basis instead.

Dorchester South has recently been modernised and is fully outfitted with amenities including CCTV monitors that improve platform visuals for the train guards and new entrances to the platforms. Station facilities include bicycle storage, a paid carpark, a staffed ticket office and self-service ticket machines, toilets (accessed from platform 1), trolleys, and waiting rooms on both platforms. Step-free access is available to platform 1 (for London) via ramp or level access from carpark and platform 2 via a ramp from a separate entrance. Dorchester South station is close to a number of shops and amenities.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 18:15
Saturday 06:45 - 17:00
Sunday 08:30 - 16:00
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 spaces47
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£135.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

There is level access through the booking hall to platform 1 (for trains to Poole, Bournemouth and London Waterloo). When the booking hall is closed there is level access via the car park.

There is level access to platform 2 (for trains to Weymouth)

There is no step free interchange between platforms. Passengers are advised to contact our Assisted Travel team.

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

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Departures and arrivals from Dorchester South

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dorchester South station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway23:581Early
to WinchesterSouth Western Railway21:121On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway21:241Late
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway21:381Late
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway22:262Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway23:581Early
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway21:111On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway21:231Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway21:371Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway22:252Late
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