SW Trains Run Service To Historic Swanage Platform
10:11am 29th June 2013
Railway history is being made in Dorset today as Southwest Trains run a unique day trip from London to Swanage.
The service left the capital at 8.56 am and is due to depart for London at 4.26 pm.
This unique journey makes railway history as the first time SouthWest trains have provided a train and a crew for such a charter.
To accommodate the train, appropriately named the 'Purbeck Adventurer', the Swanage Railway has fully restored its bay platform - and it will be the first train from London to use this platform since 1885.
The Swanage Railway Company chairman Peter Sills told Wessex FM: "Everyone is delighted and very excited for this excursion train from London. We are very pleased to have been working very closely with SouthWest Trains and UK Railtours to bring about another step forward and make this a success by using our main line connection near Wareham to bring 300 people from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage to enjoy an afternoon in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck and benefit local businesses."