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Upwey is a small station, on the steep climb out of Weymouth, is on the northern out-skirts of Weymouth.
Railway type and traffic
Upwey sees South West Train class 442s, (Going off lease in January to February 2007) 450s and the occasional 444. First Great Western mostly operate 150s to Weymouth. They sometimes have five coach trains which consist of a 158, 150 and a 153.
There are frequent steam charters to Weymouth and Upwey is a good place to see them working hard. The climb out of Weymouth is one of the more long and steep grades in the UK. All main line steam to Weymouth is serviced at Yeovil Junction.
There is no booked freight traffic to the town.
Upwey is a un-manned station. The station can feel very lonely at night, although there are houses nearby.
From Dorchester head for Weymouth on the A354. You will pass the Welcome to Weymouth and Portland# pillars on the top of the Ridgeway. Carry on for approximately 2 miles until you get to the first junction with a set of traffic lights. Turn left here to Littlemoor and about 600 yards on you will see a railway bridge. Turn right just before the bridge, signed posted 'Upwey Station'.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Upwey Station map co-ordinates
The station has ample free parking.
There is no bus stop at the station, but you can catch buses in Littlemoor Road.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
This is an un-manned station with no amenities. There are plenty of supermarkets in Weymouth with a good selection of restaurants and Fish and Chip shops.
There are plenty of Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in Weymouth.
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Lighting is usually pretty good. Best place to stand is at platform 1 to see the trains working out of Weymouth. The footbridge can be a good place as well to see trains heading north, stand on the platform 1 side of the bridge for trains heading north.
General views - All photographs © Jack Haynes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
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