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Trains to Gillingham (Dorset)

The origins of Gillingham (Dorset) has been traced back as far as the stone age, although the town itself was first truly established by the Saxons. Surrounded by countryside and not far from Cranborne Chase a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), you can immerse yourself in the world that John Constable would have seen in the 1820s. His painting of the old town bridge now hangs proudly in the Tate Gallery. 

With the arrival of the railway to the region in the 1850s, the town grew rapidly both in size and industry. Becoming home to industries including cheese production, printing, soap manufacturing and petrol engines. To this day, cheese production continues in the local area. Whilst in the nearby town of Shaftesbury, the annual Shaftesbury Festival of Food and Drink takes place in early May. One of the many highlights being the Gold Hill Cheese Run.

With the station close to the town centre and blessed with good transport links to Exeter, Salisbury and London Gillingham (Dorset) is an important hub for services and shopping. Local attractions are numerous and include Longleat, Old Wardour Castle and Stourhead House. 

Popular routes by train include:

Station details & facilities

Gillingham railway station opened on 2 May 1859 when the line from Salisbury opened, connecting the town to the London Waterloo to Exeter line. Not to be confused with Gillingham in Kent, Gillingham in Dorset carries the county's name immediately after it in brackets. The station today is managed by South Western Railway

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 (Dorset)

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

Gillingham (Dorset) Live Departures

11:16

Gillingham (Dorset)

South Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

11:50

Gillingham (Dorset)

South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time

12:16

Gillingham (Dorset)

South Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

12:50

Gillingham (Dorset)

South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time

11:17

Exeter St Davids

South Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

11:51

London Waterloo

South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time

12:17

Exeter St Davids

South Western Railway

Plat. 2

On time

12:51

London Waterloo

South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time

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