Wool station in Dorset is on the South Western Main Line, which runs between London Waterloo and Weymouth on the south coast. The station opened in 1847, and was one of the original stations on the Southampton to Dorchester line. Nowadays, it connects passengers with Poole and Weymouth, four stops away in either direction, for ferries to the Channel Islands and France. There is also an hourly train to both London Waterloo and Weymouth, with additional services at peak times.
Visitors coming to the village of Wool by train arrive deep in Thomas Hardy country. There are several locations nearby that readers may recognise, including the 14th-century Woolbridge Manor House and the ruins of Bindon Abbey from Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Lulworth Cove from Far From the Madding Crowd. Other popular local attractions include Monkey World and The Tank Museum at Bovington, both about 1.5 miles north of the station.