Along the Line, Station by Station

Tisbury

The first stop after Salisbury

Tisbury is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific web page for Tisbury.

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Trains pass in a loop just to the east of Tisbury. Rebuilding of the second platform would help.

Gillingham

Serving a large area of west Wiltshire and north Dorset.

Friends of Gillingham station: Facebook Page

Gillingham is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific Gillingham page, and there is a Friends of Gillingham Station group.

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Buses to Shaftesbury

Templecombe

A small town which was once a major railway junction. The station closed in 1966 and reopened in 1983, thanks to local support.

Friends of Templecombe station: website link Facebook page

Templecombe is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific Templecombe page.

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Buses to Wincanton, etc.

Only the left hand platform is used though the bridge is used to access the building and gardens to the right.

Sherborne

Serving the attractive town, with its ancient abbey.

Sherborne is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific Sherborne page.

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Trains regularly pass at Sherborne.

Yeovil Junction

Yeovil Junction is over a mile south of the town. There is a regular shuttle bus to between the station and the town. Shuttle timetable

Yeovil Junction is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific Yeovil page.

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Yeovil is also served by Yeovil Pen Mill station, which is on the Westbury to Weymouth line. Some trains connect Yeovil Junction with Pen Mill and forward to Castle Cary and Frome.

Yeovil Junction is also host to the Yeovil Railway Centre.

Both platforms at Yeovil Junction can only be accessed by a footbridge.

Crewkerne

Serving Crewkerne, Chard and south Somerset.

Friends of Crewkerne station: Website Facebook page

Crewkerne is part of the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership with a specific Crewkerne page.

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Local buses serve the station

Axminster

Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. The station building now hosts a pub called the Ale Way, however the cafe is currently closed awaiting a new operator.

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Buses to Seaton & Beer

Buses to Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport and Dorchester

Buses to Chard, Ilminster & Taunton

A long loop was installed at Axminster to facilitate crossings.

Honiton

Honiton: the Town in the Country

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Buses to Sidmouth area

The Friends of Honiton Station Read the latest Newsletter here.


Some trains still carry the South West Trains livery.

Feniton

Originally called Feniton, then Ottery & Sidmouth Road, then Feniton for Ottery St Mary, then Sidmouth Junction, and now Feniton - again.

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Buses to Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth


The old station building was demolished and replaced by a large pre-fabricated structure.

Cranbrook

The newest station on the line, opened in 2015 to serve the new town.

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A new station for a new town

Pinhoe

A suburb of Exeter with an hourly train to London.

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On the edge of the Exeter conurbation.

Exeter Central

The last station on the SERUG route. Trains continue to Exeter St Davids

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Just two tracks through a large station, but Exeter Central is very busy.