Althorpe railway station

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Althorpe National Rail
Althorpe
Entrance to the station
Location
Place Althorpe
Local authority North Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°35′08″N 0°43′59″W / 53.58557°N 0.73300°W / 53.58557; -0.73300Coordinates: 53°35′08″N 0°43′59″W / 53.58557°N 0.73300°W / 53.58557; -0.73300
Grid reference SE839106
Operations
Station code ALP
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 5,490
2005/06 Increase 6,660
2006/07 Increase 7,428
2007/08 Increase 9,853
2008/09 Decrease 8,906
2009/10 Decrease 6,700
2010/11 Increase 8,430
2011/12 Increase 9,296
2012/13 Decrease 8,476
History
Original company Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 October 1866 Station opens
21 May 1916 Station resited
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Althorpe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Althorpe railway station serves the village of Althorpe in North Lincolnshire, England. The station is also very close to the villages of Keadby and Gunness.

Stopping services from Sheffield to Scunthorpe call at the station. Some stopping services terminate at Doncaster, but during the day others continue through to Sheffield and Lincoln Central.

Most services are provided by Northern Rail who operate the station. Occasional services by TransPennine Express also call at this station.

The station has very limited facilities. There is a shelter on each platform, with a telephone and a help point for contact with Customer Services and British Transport Police on Platform 1 (eastbound). Platform 2 (westbound) is accessible only by a footbridge with 50 steps.

The station is on the west bank of the River Trent, to the west of the combined road-and-rail King George V Bridge, which was a lifting bridge until the late 1950s.

History[edit]

The first Althorpe station, opened by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, was on the original line over the Trent and replaced the terminus, Keadby, on the South Yorkshire Railway, which became Keadby Goods. This station was originally known as Keadby and Althorpe.

When the line was again moved to a new alignment to cross the river by the present "King George V" bridge a new station was opened which is still in use.

The station which now bears the name, became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

Services call here between approximately 06:00 and 23:15 Monday to Friday, and 06:00 to 22:15 Saturday on an hourly frequency each way.

No services call at this station on Sundays.

From 11 February 2013, services from the station had been suspended due to a major landslip blocking the line further west near Hatfield and Stainforth. Replacement buses were in operation in both directions.[1][2] The line reopened on 8 July 2013.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ TransPennine Express Travel Advisory - Alterations to services between Doncaster & Scunthorpe www.tpexpress.co.uk; retrieved 2013-03-02
  2. ^ Replacement Bus timetable - Doncaster to Scunthorpe www.tpexpress.co.uk; retrieved 2013-03-02
  3. ^ Lowe, Rachel (13 June 2013). "Rail services to resume through Hatfield & Stainforth" (Press release). Network Rail. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Mondays-Saturdays only

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External links[edit]

Train approaching from Keadby Bridge
Footbridge