It was pleasing to see much fanfare about the SWR service to Corfe Castle on Summer Saturdays and promotion here which seems a good idea and a strong show of cooperation between SWR and the Swanage Railway
however I cannot seem to buy this £10 promo ticket online from Salisbury for any other date besides Saturday 9th June even though there are no apparent engineering works affecting the service I can see. Is there a way to improve the information & ticketing of this service and when it is likely to run this summer?
I see the Weymouth via Withered Arm service starts as well as ends at Waterloo this year. It appears the Corfe Castle extension has been dropped. I did hear this was under discussion for 2019. Does anyone have any details? As the Passenger TImetable has yet to be publicly released. Did seem like a good idea to work with Corfe Castle and line to Swanage. DId it last in 1969 under BR.
A quick look at Real Time Trains shows a service operated by West Coast Railways between Swanage and Wareham on summer Saturdays and other days. Presumably this is operated on behalf of the Swanage Railway.
Part of the Dorset County Council grant for the Norden to Worgret Jn reopening was towards running through trains Wareham to Swanage. The rolling stock is still in Eastleigh Works and I haven't heard when it will return to the Swanage Railway.