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Slow Way Round (SWR) to Corfe Castle

RailwayWorld.net

IMG_0414Basingstoke to Wareham is 96 miles on the direct route via Southampton Central, but take a new summer Saturday “seaside special” and the distance becomes exactly 150 miles, while the journey time increases from around one hour 40 minutes on the main line to almost four hours!

Two years after previous franchisee South West Trains took the welcome and innovative step of launching a summer Saturday service from Basingstoke to Weymouth via Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill – with bargain fares of £5.00 return from places in Dorset like Gillingham and Tisbury – South Western Railway has not only revived that service this year, but has gone one better.

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2 thoughts on “Slow Way Round (SWR) to Corfe Castle

  1. Richard Preece on said:

    Was this the trip Tim was looking at
    Richard

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