History has been made with SouthWest Trains running its first passenger train from Bournemouth to Corfe Castle and Swanage as part of a £1.49m project to restore services on the line by April 2015. It's been more than 40 years since services ended under British Rail.
A special class 159 diesel train picked up dignitaries and stakeholders at Bournemouth, Poole and Wareham before travelling to down to Corfe Castle and Swanage.
A second return trip from Wareham to Corfe Castle and Swanage took place for Swanage Railway volunteers and staff – some of whom had travelled on the last British Rail train from Swanage to Wareham in January, 1972.
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