Ashwell & Morden railway station

Coordinates: 52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110
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Ashwell & Morden
National Rail
General information
LocationOdsey, South Cambridgeshire
Coordinates52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110
Grid referenceTL298386
Managed byGreat Northern
Other information
Station codeAWM
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companyRoyston and Hitchin Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
21 October 1850 (1850-10-21)Opened as Ashwell
1 April 1920Renamed Ashwell & Morden
2017/18Increase 0.152 million
2018/19Increase 0.156 million
2019/20Increase 0.159 million
2020/21Decrease 34,748
2021/22Increase 0.104 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Ashwell & Morden railway station is a wayside railway station in Cambridgeshire, England. Close to the border with the county of Hertfordshire, it is in the hamlet of Odsey, slightly north of the Icknield Way, a Roman Road that is now the A505. It is 41 miles (65.98 km) down the line from London King's Cross. Train services are currently operated by Thameslink.[1]

The villages it serves, as well as Odsey, are Ashwell, Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden, although it is located a couple of miles from each of them and linked to them only by minor roads.


Opened as Ashwell station by the Royston and Hitchin Railway (R&HR) on 21 October 1850,[2] the R&HR was later absorbed by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The name was changed to Ashwell and Morden on 1 April 1920[2] three years before the GNR amalgamated with several other railways to form 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.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.


Off-peak, all services at Ashwell & Morden are operated by Thameslink using Class 700 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

During the peak hours, the station is served by a number of additional stopping services between Cambridge and London King's Cross, operated by Great Northern.

On Sundays, the service is reduced to hourly in each direction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern
Peak Hours Only


  1. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 24C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 20. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2023

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