Leagrave railway station

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Leagrave National Rail
Leagrave
Main station building
Location
Place Leagrave
Local authority Luton
Grid reference TL061241
Operations
Station code LEA
Managed by Thameslink
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2008/09 Decrease 1.633 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.511 million
2010/11 Increase 1.554 million
2011/12 Increase 1.687 million
2012/13 Increase 1.757 million
History
Key dates Opened 13 July 1868[1] (13 July 1868[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leagrave from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Leagrave railway station is located in Leagrave, a suburb in the north of Luton in Bedfordshire, England. Leagrave station is situated on the Midland Main Line 33¾ miles (54 km) north of London St Pancras International. The station is managed by Thameslink, and is served by the Thameslink route.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. The old Midland station buildings still exist, having been carefully restored in the 1980s.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Leagrave station is a fairly small station. There is a newsagent on platform 4, toilets outside the station adjacent to platform 4 and a cab office. Car parking (daily £5.50, monthly £90) can be found on both sides of the station. The station is manned for most of the day.

There is a free Council car park besides Leagrave Common ground just 10 minutes walking distance from Leagrave station towards Sundon Park.

The station has a PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together for a cheaper price. It is in the same area as Luton and Luton Parkway stations.

Services[edit]

At Leagrave, trains go north to Bedford. Southbound trains go to London, Gatwick Airport, Brighton and Kent.

The typical off peak service from this station is as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 13 July 1868
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

External links[edit]

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Bedford-Sevenoaks (peak trains)

Coordinates: 51°54′19″N 0°27′31″W / 51.905205°N 0.458625°W / 51.905205; -0.458625