Ashwell & Morden railway station

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Ashwell & Morden
National Rail
Ashwell & Morden Station.jpg
LocationOdsey, South Cambridgeshire
England
Coordinates52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110Coordinates: 52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W / 52.031; -0.110
Grid referenceTL298386
Managed byGreat Northern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeAWM
ClassificationDfT category E
History
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
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.144 million
2016/17Increase 0.150 million
2017/18Increase 0.152 million
2018/19Increase 0.156 million
2019/20Increase 0.159 million
Notes
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.

History[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

All services at Ashwell & Morden are operated by Thameslink. As of December 2019 the current off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Thameslink
Thameslink

References[edit]

  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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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