Welcome to Dorchester
South Railway Station

Monday - Thursday 05:40 - 13:00
Friday 11:10 - 18:30
Saturday 06:30 - 13:50
Sunday 08:20 - 14:20
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History of DS and Dorchester

A historic market town Dorchester’s history can be traced back to the Iron Age.


Dorchester South is one of two stations in Dorchester. Dorchester South serves the SWR Weymouth to London Waterloo route whilst Dorchester West serves GWR northbound trains from Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads and onto Gloucester.

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Friends of Dorchester South

Dorchester South is looking for volunteers to assist the existing station adoption group with working on projects on the station. This is an opportunity to take some local ownership and be involved with the development of this important hub to the town. For more information Steven Booth, Community Rail Officer or visit our volunteer page.

PCRP Line Guide

Click here to view a pdf of the PCRP Line Guide.

How can I get involved?

Find out how to volunteer here. We are currently looking to develop a Friends of Dorchester group and would love to hear from you. More information of station adoption can be found on the South Western Railway website. 

What to do in Dorchester

With seven museums in town and a rich history Dorchester is full of places to explore – whether it’s history, literature or nature which interests you.


The following attractions are all within walking distance of Dorchester South Station. 

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