Parkstone railway station

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50°43'22"N
001°56'56"W
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 United Kingdom
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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 Western Railway and is served by both the Weymouth express and the Poole stopping services. It is 111 miles 76 chains (180.2 km) down the line from London Waterloo. 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. It was served by the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line from Bath Green Park to Bournemouth West from 1874 until the Beeching Axe in 1966. 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.[1] 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.

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