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Wareham, a Dorset market town that stands between the rivers Piddle and Frome, is on the South Western Main Line between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Its red-brick station dates back to 1887, and retains many Victorian features, including decorative brickwork and platform canopies. From 2016 it will be reinstated as a stopping point for steam and diesel trains on the Swanage Railway heritage line, a restored line between nearby Corfe Castle and Swanage. The station is located in an area known as Northport, which is just to the north of town, beyond the River Piddle. A fifteen-minute walk south will bring you to the town centre, marked by the crossroads of the rather literally named North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street. Around the edges of town are Wareham's oldest features - it is surrounded on three sides by 9th century walls built under Alfred the Great. They're now grassy mounds, but can still be followed for an easy local walk.

Heading to Camp Bestival? 

Camp Bestival is the family-friendly “little sister” festival of Bestival, held every year in July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Over the years, music acts such as Florence and the Machine, Calvin Harris and Blondie have graced the stage. This year, Camp Bestival takes place from Thursday 25th to Sunday 29th July 2019, with Nile Rogers & Chic, Jess Glynne and Annie Mac headlining.

Wareham is one of the closest train stations to Camp Bestival, with local taxis available to take you to and from the festival site once you arrive.

Trainline does not have any affiliation with Camp Bestival, for more information on Camp Bestival please visit their website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 18:30
Saturday 07:15 - 13:50
Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
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

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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 spaces69
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£90.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Platform one (for trains towards Poole, Bournemouth and London Waterloo) has level access from the station entrance.

Platform two (for trains to Wool, Dorchester South and Weymouth) has level access from the station entrance.

Interchange between platforms is via a stepped  footbridge

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

Wareham station has two platforms: platform 1 for services to Poole and London Waterloo, and platform 2 for services to Dorchester South and Weymouth. There are station entrances on either side of the tracks, and the platforms are linked via a footbridge and a barrow crossing for step-free access (this requires staff assistance). The ticket hall is adjacent to platform 2, with a ticket machine and public toilets outside.

Departures and arrivals from Wareham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Wareham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway08:401On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:492On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:401On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway09:492On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway10:401On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:381On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway08:492On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway09:391On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway09:492On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway10:391On time
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