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Trains to Gillingham

Half a mile from the town centre, Gillingham station lies on the West of England Main Line from London Waterloo to Exeter. On weekdays there is usually one train per hour in either direction, with an average journey time to Waterloo of just under two hours and to Exeter of around an hour and a half. Trains to Gillingham first arrived in 1859, helping to transform a once-rural settlement five miles from Shaftesbury into a prosperous town with a wide range of new industries. From a bacon factory and brickworks to the dairy depot which sent cheese, butter and milk fresh to London several times a day, this small north-Dorset town bloomed. Nowadays, Gillingham is known for its position in the Blackmore Vale - location of the River Stour and inspiration behind some of Thomas Hardy's novels - and for hosting the Gillingham & Shaftesbury agricultural show every August.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance to Gillingham station is on Station Road where you'll also find the ticket office, pay-and-display car park, taxi rank and stop for local bus services. Level access to platform 1 is through gates to the side of the ticket office. Covered cycle racks are located on platform 1. There is a non-level entrance to platform 2 from Brickyard Lane. Access between the platforms is via stairs and a footbridge.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 18:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
    Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available : False

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Gillingham (Dorset) station

  • Web kiosk : False

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 140
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£460.00
    Daily£3.50
    Monthly£47.00
    Three Monthly£141.00
    Weekly£16.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 34
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Platform 1

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Only platform 1 is fully accessible.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Pre-booked only

Trains to Gillingham

Address

Station Yard, Gillingham, SP8 4PZ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 18:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

Useful links when visiting Gillingham by train