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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 11:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed
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
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 spaces11
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Wool is a wheelchair accessible station. Some users may require assistance owing to ramp leading up to platforms 1. There is no step free interchange on the station.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Wool station has two platforms. The ticket office leads onto platform 2, where there are male and female toilets, a ticket machine and cycle racks. Stairs and a footbridge lead to platform 1, with step-free access via the level crossing on the main road. Level access to platform 2 is via a side entrance to the right of the main doors. There's a bus stop outside the station for onward local travel, but services are sometimes seasonal or limited to weekdays, so check timetables.

Departures and arrivals from Wool

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Wool station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway17:321On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway17:562On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:321On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway18:562On time
to BournemouthSouth Western Railway19:321On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway17:321On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway17:552On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway18:321On time
from BournemouthSouth Western Railway18:552On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway19:321On time
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