Lincoln St. Marks railway station

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Lincoln St. Marks
Lincoln SM 4 64 472 1.jpg
April 1964
Location
Place Lincoln
Area Shire district of Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°13′28″N 0°32′39″W / 53.22445°N 0.54404°W / 53.22445; -0.54404Coordinates: 53°13′28″N 0°32′39″W / 53.22445°N 0.54404°W / 53.22445; -0.54404
Grid reference SK973707
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
4 August 1846 Opened as Lincoln by the Midland Railway
29 September 1950 Renamed Lincoln St. Marks
11 May 1985 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Lincoln Lines
to Doncaster
Pyewipe Junction
Boultham Junction
West Holmes Junction
to Nottingham
Holmes Yard
Lincoln St. Marks
Brayford Wharf Crossing
High Street Crossing
Lincoln Central
GN and GE
Avoiding Line
to Cleethorpes
GN Terrace Crossing
Sincil Junction
to Grantham
Washingboro' Junction
to Peterborough
to Spalding/Boston

Lincoln St. Marks is a closed railway station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line.[1]

History[edit]

St. Mark's railway station, the first in Lincoln, was opened by the Midland Railway in 1846. Originally a terminus the line was extended through the station only a few years after opening to connect with the Great Northern Railway just to the east of their station. The Durham Ox Junction was also crossed by a road, leading to many delays. The junction was crossed by Pelham Bridge in the mid 1950s. Up to closure St. Marks was the mainline station with through services from Cleethorpes to London. Prior to closure of the Lincoln to Grantham line during the Beeching Axe, London services had used Lincoln Central station. Direct services were stopped with rail privatisation requiring a change of train at Newark North Gate.

To save duplication of operating two stations in 1985 the station closed when services were diverted to the nearby Lincoln Central station. The construction of a new 80 metre length of track to the west allowed services from Newark to reach Lincoln Central. The grand ionic portico that was once the entrance has been preserved and, as of January 2007, is home to Lakeland Limited as part of the commercial development of the site. A mock signalbox has also been erected in the car park on which has been affixed an original sign from the station.The remainder of the former station site is now St. Marks Shopping Centre.[2] The redevelopment in keeping with the preserved buildings won an Ian Allan heritage award in 2009, commemorated by a plaque.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hykeham
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Nottingham to Lincoln Line
  Terminus
Terminus   Great Central Railway   Reepham
Line and station closed

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References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Marks station (499041). PastScape. English Heritage.
  2. ^ "Shopping Centre". 
  3. ^ British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer, W. Philip Conolly, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 0-7110-0320-3