St. Neots railway station

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St Neots National Rail
St Neots
The entrance to the station
Location
Place St. Neots
Local authority Huntingdonshire
Grid reference TL197607
Operations
Station code SNO
Managed by First Capital Connect
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   0.716 million
2004/05 Increase 0.769 million
2005/06 Increase 0.822 million
2006/07 Increase 0.889 million
2007/08 Increase 0.979 million
2008/09 Increase 1.029 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.001 million
2010/11 Increase 1.091 million
2011/12 Increase 1.139 million
2012/13 Increase 1.181 million
History
Key dates Opened 7 August 1850 (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 RailUK 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.
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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 34 miles (83.3 km) north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line.[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.[2][3][4]

It was the scene of a derailment of a Scottish night express in 1895.

Facilities[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

St Neots station is served by a half-hourly service southbound to London Kings Cross and northbound to Peterborough. There is an hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

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).

The station is also served by several buses, with routes to St Neots town centre, Eaton Ford, Eaton Socon, Loves Farm, Cambridge, and Eynesbury.[5]

Recent developments[edit]

A new footbridge opened in February 2014, providing lifts to the platforms and access to the station from both sides of the track including access to the Love's Farm housing development.

Gallery[edit]

Route[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
First Capital Connect
Great Northern Peterborough Line
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Northern Railway
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (September 2006) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 15C. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8. 
  2. ^ Gordon, W.J. (1989) [1910]. Our Home Railways. London: Bracken Books. volume II, p. 44. ISBN 1-85170-314-4. 
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983. 
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 204. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  5. ^ Cambridgeshire County Council. "Bus Timetables".  Stagecoach Bus. "Bus Timetables". 

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Coordinates: 52°13′55″N 0°14′49″W / 52.232°N 0.247°W / 52.232; -0.247