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Swanage Railway (The Purbeck Line)

Category: Standard Gauge Railway


The Swanage Railway is a six mile-long heritage railway in the Purbeck district of Dorset, England. The railway follows the route of the Purbeck branch line (Norden Park & Ride - Corfe Castle - Harman's Cross - Herston Halt - Swanage), and has been re‚ąíconnected to the mainline at Wareham along a stretch of the branch line that remained open to freight until 2005. Trains operate on the Swanage Railway between Swanage and Norden Park & Ride every weekend and Bank Holiday from mid-February to the end of the year, and every day of the week from April to October and with Santa Special services in December. The link between the Swanage Railway and the main line at Wareham is currently used for materials deliveries, special excursions, locomotive and stock movements only, and work is continuing to provide the infrastructure needed to enable regular services via Wareham to be implemented in the future. The line has now reopened to its first through traffic from London with occasional special services.

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