St. Neots railway station
|The entrance to the station|
|Managed by||Thameslink and Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||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|
|* 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 (83.3 km) north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line. St. Neots is managed and served by Thameslink and Great Northern.
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 Fast Thameslink and Great Northern services that stop there during peak times and for high speed services passing through.
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 former franchise holder 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 Kings Cross, which only call at Biggleswade or at either Stevenage (southbound) and from Kings Cross calling at Hitchin (northbound).
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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".
- Train times and station information for St. Neots railway station from National Rail
- First Capital Connect Timetables for St Neots