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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

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 WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:192On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:201On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:442On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway08:451On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway09:192On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:182On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:191On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:442On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:451On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:182On time
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