Althorpe railway station
Entrance to the station
|Local authority||North Lincolnshire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 October 1866||Station opens|
|21 May 1916||Station resited|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Althorpe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is unstaffed and has very limited facilities. There is a shelter on each platform, with a telephone and a help point for contact with Customer Services and British Transport Police on Platform 1 (eastbound); train running information is also provided by timetable posters on each side. Platform 2 (westbound) is accessible only by a footbridge with 50 steps.
The station is on the west bank of the River Trent, to the west of the combined road-and-rail King George V Bridge, which was a lifting bridge until the late 1950s.
The first Althorpe station, opened by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, was on the original line over the Trent and replaced the terminus, Keadby, on the South Yorkshire Railway, which became Keadby Goods. This station was originally known as Keadby and Althorpe.
When the line was again moved to a new alignment to cross the river by the present "King George V" bridge a new station was opened which is still in use. It replaced two earlier stations, Althorpe and Gunness & Burringham, which had been about half a mile apart.
The station which now bears the name, became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
Services call here between approximately 06:00 and 23:15 Monday to Friday, and 06:00 to 22:15 Saturday on an hourly frequency each way.
TransPennine Express serves the station with a single daily service in each direction. The westbound service runs to Manchester Airport (Sheffield on Saturdays) in the early morning, while the eastbound return service runs to Cleethorpes in the late evening.
No services call at this station on Sundays.
In February 2013 the line northeast of Hatfield and Stainforth station towards Thorne was blocked by the Hatfield Colliery landslip, with all services over the section halted. The line reopened in July 2013.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
South Humberside Main Line
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