Parkstone railway station

Parkstone National Rail
Place Parkstone
Local authority Borough of Poole
Grid reference SZ037915
Station code PKS
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.130 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.127 million
2006/07 Increase 0.139 million
2007/08 Increase 0.150 million
2008/09 Increase 0.159 million
2009/10 Increase 0.160 million
2010/11 Increase 0.187 million
2011/12 Increase 0.189 million
2012/13 Increase 0.205 million
2013/14 Increase 0.226 million
2014/15 Steady 0.226 million
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
15 June 1874 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Parkstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Parkstone railway station serves the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset, England. The platform sign used to say "Parkstone (for Sandbanks)".

The station is operated by South West Trains and is served by both the Weymouth express and the Poole stopping services.

The station is able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches, longer trains only open the doors in the first four or five coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

Until 1967 a branch goods line ran from here to the George Jennings South Western Pottery. The line extended from the Pottery to Salterns Pier, on the northern shores of Poole Harbour, until 1922.

The line between Bournemouth and Weymouth was electrified in 1988 using the standard British Rail Southern Region system of a third rail with 750 Volts direct current.


On Mondays to Saturdays the station generally sees two trains per hour to Poole and London Waterloo (one semi-fast and one local stopper) and an hourly service to Weymouth.[1] On Sundays, the service is hourly each way.[2]


  1. Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Branksome   South West Trains
London-Weymouth express services
Branksome or Bournemouth   South West Trains
London-Poole stopping services
Disused railways
Branksome   Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways

Coordinates: 50°43′23″N 1°56′56″W / 50.723°N 1.949°W / 50.723; -1.949

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