Bottesford railway station

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Bottesford National Rail
Bottesford
Location
Place Bottesford
Local authority Melton
Coordinates 52°56′41″N 0°47′43″W / 52.94472°N 0.79529°W / 52.94472; -0.79529Coordinates: 52°56′41″N 0°47′43″W / 52.94472°N 0.79529°W / 52.94472; -0.79529
Grid reference SK810392
Operations
Station code BTF
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*
2004/05 Increase 29,251
2005/06 Increase 31,191
2006/07 Increase 40,514
2007/08 Increase 48,905
2008/09 Increase 51,830
2009/10 Decrease 50,902
2010/11 Increase 52,378
2011/12 Increase 57,488
2012/13 Decrease 50,820
History
Key dates Opened 1850 (1850)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bottesford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bottesford railway station serves the village of Bottesford in Leicestershire, England. The station is on the Nottingham to Grantham line 15 miles (24 km) east of Nottingham railway station.

The station is located on the line first opened by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway in 1850 and taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[1]

The station buildings were designed by Thomas Chambers Hine.

There was also a link to the old GNR Newark to Leicester cross-country route a short distance to the east; this remained in use for freight until 1988 but has since been lifted.

The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC) who provide all rail services.

The station is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern Help Points. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, as there are no retail facilities at this station.

Services[edit]

There is generally a service every two hours daily westbound to Nottingham and eastbound to Skegness via Grantham

An extra service to Liverpool stops every day, and on Sundays there is an extra service to Norwich.

Bottesford is one of the most used stations on the route with many commuters travelling to and from Nottingham each day.

Bottesford station in 1963
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains

Former services[edit]

The Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway opened in 1879, providing a Leicester to Grantham service from 1882 to 1953.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Elton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
  Sedgebrook
Bottesford South   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
  Sedgebrook
Terminus   Great Northern Railway
Denton branch
  Denton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books

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