Ashwell and Morden railway station

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Ashwell and Morden National Rail
Ashwell and Morden
Location
Place Odsey
Local authority South Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110Coordinates: 52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110
Grid reference TL298386
Operations
Station code AWM
Managed by Great Northern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 98,481
2005/06 Decrease 96,452
2006/07 Increase 108,013
2007/08 Decrease 104,417
2008/09 Increase 116,908
2009/10 Decrease 112,350
2010/11 Increase 115,720
2011/12 Increase 130,196
2012/13 Decrease 119,042
History
Original company Royston and Hitchin Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
21 October 1850 (1850-10-21) Opened as Ashwell
1 April 1920 Renamed Ashwell and Morden
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ashwell and Morden from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ashwell and Morden railway station is a wayside railway station in Cambridgeshire, England.

Close to the border with Hertfordshire, it is in the hamlet of Odsey, slightly north of the Icknield Way, a Roman Road that is now the A505. The station is served by trains between Cambridge and London King's Cross. The villages it serves, as well as Odsey, are Ashwell, Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden, although it is located a couple of miles from each of them and linked to them only by minor roads.

History[edit]

Opened as Ashwell station by the Royston and Hitchin Railway (R&HR) on 21 October 1850,[1] the R&HR was later absorbed by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The name was changed to Ashwell and Morden on 1 April 1920[1] three years before the GNR amalgamated with several other railways to form the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

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

Services[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Great Northern
Great Northern stopping

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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