Rolleston railway station

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Rolleston National Rail
Rolleston
Looking west towards the shelter, old station house, and level crossing
Location
Place Rolleston
Local authority Newark and Sherwood
Grid reference SK737525
Operations
Station code ROL
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 8,195
2005/06 Increase 7,899
2006/07 Increase 8,342
2007/08 Decrease 6,016
2008/09 Increase 7,804
2009/10 Decrease 5,734
2010/11 Decrease 4,244
History
Key dates Opened 1846 (1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rolleston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rolleston station is around half a mile from the small village of Rolleston, one of the Trent side villages close to Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England. The station is convenient for Southwell Racecourse, to which it is adjacent.

Rolleston is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, its neighbouring stations being Newark castle, around 4 miles east, and Fiskerton, around 3/4 mile west. The station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC) who provide an hourly service which is usually a request stop.

The station was previously known as Rolleston Junction, as it used to be the junction for the railway line to Southwell and Mansfield, which in its latter years played host to the locally-loved 'Southwell Paddy' service. This line closed to passengers in June 1959,[1] although the service beyond Southwell ended three decades earlier. The name also avoided confusion with Rolleston-on-Dove railway station on the line between Burton upon Trent and Egginton Junction.

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; there are no retail facilities at this station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 150th anniversary of the coming of the railways to Newark was marked in 1996 Newark Advertiser article; retrieved 2009-04-22

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Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Railway
Rolleston Junction to Mansfield
  Southwell
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°03′55″N 0°53′59″W / 53.06528°N 0.89972°W / 53.06528; -0.89972