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One of two stations serving the town of Dorchester in Dorset, Dorchester West Railway Station sees regular service by Great Western Railway along the Heart of Wessex Line between Castle Cary and Weymouth. Monday through Saturday trains from Dorchester West depart southbound for Weymouth and northbound for Bristol Temple Meads eight times daily. On Sundays, service drops to five trains each direction, with some trains extending to and from Gloucester. Additionally, on Saturdays in late May through early September, select South Western Railway services between Weymouth and London Waterloo call at Dorchester West.


Station facilities at Dorchester West are sparser than at the station’s close cousin; the station is unstaffed and tickets must be purchased ahead of time or from a train guard on board. The station has a car park and bicycle stands available for customer use. The southbound platform is accessible via ramp, but the northbound platform has only stepped access. Platform 1 has a waiting shelter; both platforms have help points and bench seating available.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Car park

Cycle storage notes<p>2 Sheffield hoops. Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

access to northbound platform via a stepped footbridge or via a path with 15 steps

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

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Departures and arrivals from Dorchester West

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dorchester West station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WeymouthGreat Western Railway22:49On time
to Filton Abbey WoodGreat Western Railway05:39Scheduled
to Filton Abbey WoodGreat Western Railway06:55Scheduled
to WeymouthGreat Western Railway08:082Scheduled
to GloucesterGreat Western Railway09:031Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Bristol ParkwayGreat Western Railway22:48On time
from WeymouthGreat Western Railway05:38Scheduled
from WeymouthGreat Western Railway06:54Scheduled
from WestburyGreat Western Railway08:072Scheduled
from WeymouthGreat Western Railway09:021Scheduled
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