More than 40 years of determined endeavour by several generations of dedicated volunteers has been officially recognised with the Duke of Gloucester presenting the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service to the Swanage Railway.Details
Dedicated volunteers of Swanage Railway are celebrating after winning a national award.Details
A project to restore and upgrade two former British Railways 1960s heritage diesel trains to exacting main line standards is to delay the second year of the Swanage Railway’s pioneering trial train service to Wareham.Details
Cyclist Richard Ellis died following a collision that could have been avoided had a mother not been distracted whilst driving.Details
Police in Wareham are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a commercial burglary in Wareham and have issued photographs of the missing model aircraft. The burglary occurred at a unit at Admiralty Park sometime between Friday 25 March and Monday 28 March 2016. The storage unit and workshop houses model…Details
Police have arrested and charged two people on suspicion of slavery and servitude offences in the Wareham area. A 60-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man, both from Wareham, were arrested in February 2014 on suspicion of benefit fraud offences. On Friday 12 September 2014 they were charged with servitude and fraud offences and will appear…Details
An historic lease for railway land means an important trial passenger train service linking Swanage and Corfe Castle with the main line at Wareham can run for the first time in more than 40 years.
Dorset County Council has acquired three miles of trackbed from fellow Purbeck Community Rail Partnership member Network Rail, the line running from a quarter of a mile south of Worgret Junction to Motala, half a mile east of Furzebrook, which is the start of the existing Swanage Railway.