Leagrave railway station
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Main station building
|Local authority||Borough of Luton|
|Number of platforms||4|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 13 July 1868|
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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.
Leagrave station is a relatively small commuter station, it has seen an increase in passenger number of circa 20% over the period 2010 to 2014 to just over 1.8million passengers per annum. 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 typical off peak service from this station is as follows:
- 4 tph to Bedford (Thameslink)
- 4 tph to Brighton via Luton, Luton Airport, St Albans, London, Gatwick Airport and Burgess Hill (Thameslink)
- Southeastern and Thameslink run joint services to Kent via London during the peak-times.
- East Midlands Trains InterCity services from Leeds, Sheffield and Leicester run through at high speed, but do not stop. Interchange with InterCity services can be made at Luton and Bedford.
- Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 13 July 1868
- 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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Bedford-Sevenoaks (peak trains)