Elton and Orston railway station

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Elton and Orston National Rail
Elton and Orston
Location
Place Elton
Local authority Rushcliffe
Grid reference SK770400
Operations
Station code ELO
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   1,310
2005/06 Decrease 860
2006/07 Decrease 145
2007/08 Increase 157
2008/09 Increase 172
2009/10 Decrease 166
2010/11 Decrease 84
2011/12 Decrease 72
2012/13 Steady 72
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Elton and Orston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Elton and Orston railway station (formerly Elton railway station) serves the villages of Elton and Orston in Nottinghamshire, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC) who also 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, there are no retail facilities at this station.

History[edit]

It 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 itself was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1855. The station buildings were designed by Thomas Chambers Hine. Images such as NTGM016291 on Picture the Past show what the station looked like in 1967.

No station buildings by Hine survive in 2008, but there is a small 1980s brick built shelter on one platform.

In 1904, the name of the station was just 'Elton'.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Mondays-Saturdays only

Former services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Aslockton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
  Bottesford
Aslockton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Newark
  Cotham

Services[edit]

There is one service to Nottingham per day at 0625 hrs and one service to Skegness per day at 1710 hrs.

There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°57′06″N 00°51′21″W / 52.95167°N 0.85583°W / 52.95167; -0.85583