Britain >South >Poole Parkstone Hamworthy


Collected date 21/05/07

Poole sign

Poole was the base for my 2007 station collecting holiday, again with Ben Harris and our bicycles. After the previous beautiful day on the Isle of Purbeck visiting Swanage and Corfe Castle, the day we visited Poole station was grey and wet.

The station is modern, built in 1988, but new developments will soon see it demolished and replaced by something else. The station building seen from the forecourt:

Poole station front

The entrance of the station building:

Poole entrance

The station building gives onto platform 1 for trains to London Waterloo:

Poole platform 1 building

The station platforms are curved. Looking north along platform 1, with the station building hidden behind the hoardings on the right:

Poole platform 1 looking north

From the other end of platform 1, looking south at the station building and the footbridge:

Poole platform 1 looking south

From the footbridge, the view north:

Poole from footbridge looking

Looking south from the footbridge:

Poole looking south from

Platform 2, for trains onwards to Wareham and Weymouth, seen from platform 1:

Poole platform 2

At the north end of the station is a signalbox:

Poole signalbox

Some sidings just to the east of the station:

Poole sidings