St. Neots railway station
|The entrance to the station|
|Managed by||First Capital Connect|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Opened 7 August 1850|
|Original company||Great Northern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Neots from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
St Neots Railway Station serves the town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located to the east of the town approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre. The station is approximately 51 3⁄4 miles (83 km) north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line. St. Neots is managed and served by First Capital Connect.
The station has two large platforms and 4 main rail lines, a pair of "up and down" slow lines used by stopping services and a pair of "up and down" fast lines used by high speed services passing through, as well as Fast First Capital Connect stopping services that stop there.
The first section of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) - that from Louth to a junction with the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Grimsby - opened on 1 March 1848, but the southern section of the main line, between Maiden Lane and Peterborough, was not opened until August 1850. St. Neots was one of the original stations, opening with the line on 7 August 1850.
It was the scene of a derailment of a Scottish night express in 1895.
There are both male and female toilet facilities at the station and a newsagent/coffee seller in the ticket hall. A taxi office is situated outside the station, where minicabs can be booked.
St. Neots station has automatic ticket barriers, which were installed in 2008 by First Capital Connect which has led to the station being staffed for longer hours, and the station also has help points throughout.
There are extra fast services at peak times to/from Kings Cross, which only call at Biggleswade or at either Stevenage (mornings, southbound) or Hitchin (evenings, northbound).
Plans for the station
There are plans to provide a new bridge and lifts to the platforms, access to the station from both sides of the track, additional car parking and a bus interchange as part of the Loves Farm homes development as currently access to all four platforms is via stairs and a bridge, and as such they are inaccessible to disabled people.
Construction is expected to begin in August 2013.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|First Capital Connect
Great Northern Peterborough Line
Line open, station closed
|Great Northern Railway||
Line open, station closed
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- Cambridgeshire County Council. "Bus Timetables". Stagecoach Bus. "Bus Timetables".
- St Neots Town Crier. "ON THE RIGHT LINES".
- Train times and station information for St. Neots railway station from National Rail
- First Capital Connect Timetables for St Neots