Ancaster railway station
|Local authority||South Kesteven|
|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 16 June 1857|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ancaster from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
It still has a working signal box at west end of the station, however is regarded as 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.
Opened by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway, then run by the Great Northern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
As of December 2015 there are four daily services in both directions which run to Skegness and Nottingham, with three services on a Saturday. There are no Sunday services. A Normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains
|Honington||Great Northern Railway
Grantham to Boston Line
- "Table 19 Nottingham & Grantham to Skegness" (PDF). Network Rail. December 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.