Newark Castle railway station

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Newark Castle National Rail
Newark Castle
The station building on platform 1
Location
Place Newark-on-Trent
Local authority Newark and Sherwood
Grid reference SK795543
Operations
Station code NCT
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.650 million
2005/06 Increase 0.707 million
2006/07 Decrease 2,905
2007/08 Increase 324,202
2008/09 Increase 345,128
2009/10 Increase 413,900
2010/11 Decrease 348,938
2011/12 Decrease 336,398
2012/13 Decrease 237,509
History
Key dates Opened 3 August 1846 (3 August 1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newark Castle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newark North Gate
Newark Castle
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Newark Castle signalbox

Newark Castle railway station serves the town of Newark in Nottinghamshire, England. It was built in 1846 for the Midland Railway in the Italianate style. It is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC) who provide all services. Its name comes from the nearby castle. The other station in Newark is Newark North Gate.

Trains run hourly towards Lincoln eastbound, and Leicester westbound. EMT supplement peak time services with a daily return train from Lincoln to London St Pancras International Monday to Saturday.

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, or from the ticket vending machine.

Future developments[edit]

Newark and Sherwood district and Nottinghamshire county councils and East Midlands Trains are in discussion to make the station the principal station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. A proposal to extend the Matlock - Nottingham service as far as Newark Castle will give the town a half hourly service to Nottingham throughout the day. A draft consultation is taking place and services are likely to commence in May 2015.

The Midland Railway signal box situated by the station is expected to close during 2015 and all signalling controlled from the East Midlands Control Centre (EMCC) at Derby.

References[edit]

  • David Marshall Smith (1965) The industrial archaeology of the East Midlands: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and the adjoining parts of Derbyshire. Industrial archaeology of the British Isles (David & Charles) page 263

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°04′50″N 0°48′48″W / 53.08056°N 0.81333°W / 53.08056; -0.81333