Rolleston railway station
Looking west towards the shelter, old station house, and level crossing
|Local authority||Newark and Sherwood|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1846|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 services to the station.
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, 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.
- The 150th anniversary of the coming of the railways to Newark was marked in 1996 Newark Advertiser article; retrieved 2009-04-22
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains|
Rolleston Junction to Mansfield
Line and station closed