Barrow-upon-Soar railway station

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Coordinates: 52°44′57.88″N 1°8′43.94″W / 52.7494111°N 1.1455389°W / 52.7494111; -1.1455389

Barrow-upon-Soar National Rail
Barrow-upon-Soar
Location
Place Barrow-upon-Soar
Local authority Charnwood
Grid reference SK577172
Operations
Station code BWS
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08 Increase 53,635
2008/09 Increase 62,372
2009/10 Increase 70,356
2010/11 Increase 71,362
2011/12 Increase 75,342
2012/13 Increase 79,644
History
1840 Opened
1968 Closed
1994 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barrow-upon-Soar from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Barrow-upon-Soar railway station serves the large village of Barrow-upon-Soar in Leicestershire, England. The station is located on the Midland Main Line between Leicester and Loughborough.

The first station at Barrow was opened in 1840 by the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.[1]

It was originally known simply as Barrow, but became Barrow-upon-Soar in 1871. When Quorn and Woodhouse was opened by the rival Great Central Railway on the opposite (western) side of Quorn, it became Barrow-upon-Soar and Quorn in 1899. Neither station, in fact, was ideally located for Quorn being about equidistant from its centre.

Barrow was the only station on the line to retain much of its original MCR architecture. However it was completely demolished following its closure in 1968.[2]

The new station[edit]

A new station was opened a little to the southeast of the original site on 27 May 1994 as part of phase one of the Ivanhoe Line.

Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 158.

  • First southbound service is the: 06:57. Last is the: 21:58
  • First northbound service is the: 06:52. Last is the: 21:41
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For journeys beginning at Barrow upon Soar, the full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost. It is a penalty fare station however, so a permit to travel must be bought from the machine installed at the entrance to the station before joining the train.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

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