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Dorchester South

Collected date 25/05/07

Dorchester South sign

Dorchester South is one of two stations in Dorchester, and is on the main line between London Waterloo and Weymouth. The other station, Dorchester West is only a short walk away and serves the Heart of Wessex Line between Castle Cary and Weymouth.

The station building at Dorchester South is new, dating from the 1980s:

Dorchester South front

As this crest and sign at the station indicate, the station building was built by Eldridge Pope and Co., once a nearby brewery:

Dorchester South logo Dorchester South plaque

Although Eldridge Pope's days as a brewery ended in 2004, the name lives on both as a pub company and as a wine merchants, seen here nearby the station approach road:

Dorchester South
Eldridge Pope wine merchants

A tiled window on the station building:

Dorchester South welcome
tiled window

The two platforms are linked by a footbridge:

Dorchester South footbridge

The view eastwards from the footbridge, showing the rear of the station building:

Dorchester South from
footbridge looking east

A view westwards along platform 1:

Dorchester South platform 1

Looking east at the station from the western end of platform 1:

Dorchester South

Platform 2:

Dorchester South platform 2

The view south from the end of platform 1:

Dorchester South looking south

Looking southwards along the line from the footbridge:

Dorchester South from
footbridge looking south