Rauceby railway station
|Local authority||North Kesteven|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Rauceby railway station can be found near the Town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, lying close to the western border of the Parish of Old Sleaford and Quarrington just over half-a-mile south of the village of South Rauceby. Sleaford is the only town in Lincolnshire whose main railway station is served by railway lines running north/south and east/west. Rauceby railway station lies on the east/west line and is the next stop to Sleaford railway station.
The railway station originally served Rauceby Mental Hospital (the former Kesteven Lunatic Asylum, which lies immediately to the south of the railway station and was closed in 1998) and the village of South Rauceby in Lincolnshire, England. It now principally serves commuters living in the new housing estates that comprise the Greylees suburb of Sleaford. .
A local road crosses the line at the western edge of the platforms, where a signal box and manually operated crossing gates can be seen. The main Grantham to Sleaford road runs to the north of the railway station and crosses the line about a quarter of a mile north east of the station, where automatic barriers are used.
It still has a working signal box at west end of the station, however is regarded as 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, there are no retail facilities at this station.
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- Ordnance Survey (1891). England - Lincolnshire (Map). 1:10,560. County series. Epoch 1. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55127&sheetid=5002&ox=0&oy=0&zm=1&czm=10&x=218&y=114. ; Rauceby station on 1891 OS map.