Ashwell & Morden railway station
|Location||Odsey, South Cambridgeshire|
|Coordinates||52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°WCoordinates: 52°01′52″N 0°06′36″W / 52.031°N 0.110°W|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Classification||DfT category E|
|Original company||Royston and Hitchin Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|21 October 1850||Opened as Ashwell|
|1 April 1920||Renamed Ashwell & Morden|
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.
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, the R&HR was later absorbed by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The name was changed to Ashwell and Morden on 1 April 1920 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.
All services at Ashwell & Morden are operated by Thameslink using Class 700 EMUs.
The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 2 tph to London King's Cross (stopping)
- 1 tph to Brighton via London Bridge and Gatwick Airport (semi-fast)
- 3 tph to Cambridge (1 of these runs non-stop from Royston and 2 call at all stations)
On weekends, one of the hourly services between London and Cambridge terminates at Royston.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Train times and station information for Ashwell & Morden railway station from National Rail