Mansfield railway station
|The station building from platform 2|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1872
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mansfield from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Mansfield railway station serves the large town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Alternatively it is named Mansfield Town, to distinguish itself from Mansfield Woodhouse and the GCR's former Mansfield Central. The station is 17 miles (27 km) north of Nottingham on the Robin Hood Line and is managed by East Midlands Trains.
The station has the PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving.
Before the station was re-opened in 1995, the town was the largest in the United Kingdom without one, all the more remarkable when it is considered that Mansfield pioneered the railway in the East Midlands. The then nearest railway station, Alfreton, was known as "Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway".
Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service from Mansfield to Nottingham (southbound) and Mansfield Woodhouse (northbound) with an hourly service onwards to Worksop. There is an hourly service during the evenings between Nottingham and Worksop. There is also one daily service Mondays to Fridays from Mansfield Woodhouse directly to Norwich, however there is no corresponding service in the opposite direction.
On Sundays an irregular service (9 trains each way) runs between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse only.
The town was originally the terminus of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway, built in 1819. It was bought by the Midland Railway which used the final section to extend its new Leen Valley line to the present station in 1849.
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Former operator Central Trains has been replaced by a new company called East Midlands Trains from November 2007 which operates most services in the East Midlands area. The franchise is operated by the Stagecoach group. Although passenger usage figures remain 'healthy,' Mansfield is one of the few stations in the United Kingdom not to have experienced a large growth in usage since 2004 (see figures right).
As of 3 February 2014 TPS Rail TanZo Passenger Services Ltd took control of the ticket office and overall responsibility for ticket sale at Mansfield station. Opening times have been extended to 15:15 Monday to Saturday with the intention to further extend to 17:00. In addition to this, TPS Rail intend providing access to limited ticket sales from platform two, which is the predominantly busy departure platform.
- GB National Rail Timetable, May 2013; Table 55
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