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Trains to Wool

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 11:00
    Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes : Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 11

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Part 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 access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Wool


Station Road, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 11:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed