Regular passenger trains will reconnect a Dorset seaside resort with the mainline for the first time in four decades in June, a heritage railway has announced. Timetabled trials between Swanage and Wareham were originally expected to begin in 2015 but faced delays. Swanage Railway said it now plans to run its first diesel-hauled passenger train to Wareham on 13 June. The original rail line was closed by British Rail and ripped up in 1972.
The original rail line was closed by British Rail and ripped up in seven weeks in 1972.