Aslockton railway station

Coordinates: 52°57′06″N 0°53′55″W / 52.95167°N 0.89861°W / 52.95167; -0.89861
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National Rail
A Skegness-bound train at Aslockton station
General information
LocationAslockton, Rushcliffe
Grid referenceSK705401
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Other information
Station codeALK
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened15 July 1850
Original companyAmbergate, Nottingham and Boston and Eastern Junction Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
2018/19Increase 31,204
2019/20Increase 33,438
2020/21Decrease 3,736
2021/22Increase 15,914
2022/23Increase 23,472
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Aslockton railway station serves the English villages of Aslockton and Whatton-in-the-Vale in Nottinghamshire. It also draws passengers from other nearby villages. It is 10 miles (17 km) east of Nottingham on the Nottingham–Skegness Line.


Passenger services from Aslockton started on 15 July 1850,[1] when the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway opened its extension from Nottingham to Grantham. This was taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[2][page needed] The station building designed by Thomas Chambers Hine was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1857.

On 12 October 1868 a goods train that left Nottingham at 4.15 am split near Aslockton station when one of the coupling chains broke. The driver shunted on to the down line, and while it got back onto the up line, a goods train from Grantham ran into it. The driver of the Grantham train, Smalley Hutchinson, was killed and its fireman severely injured.[3]

On 31 December 1904, George Skillington, aged 78, was killed on the line at Aslockton by a light engine.[4]

The station became part of the London and North Eastern Railway under the Grouping of 1923.

On 23 July 1933 an excursion train from Skegness to Nottingham crashed through the level crossing gates at Aslockton.[5] On 1 August 1937, a nine-year-old boy, Ernest Love of Sneinton, Nottingham, fell from a Nottingham to Mablethorpe excursion train at Aslockton and was killed.[6]

The station passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

From 7 January 1963 passenger steam trains between Grantham, Bottesford, Elton and Orston, Aslockton, Bingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield and Colwick, Nottingham London-road (High Level) and Nottingham (Victoria) were replaced with diesel multiple-unit trains.[7]

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways. The station is now managed by East Midlands Railway.


  • David Bennett Fenn c. 1851
  • Mr. Buffam c. 1857
  • Edwin Frost c. 1861
  • Alfred Andrews c. 1868
  • Robert A. Theobald c. 1871
  • Henry Chapman c. 1880
  • John George Eyre c. 1881
  • Richard H. Simpson c. 1891
  • Albert Edward Hyde 1901 – c. 1905
  • William Poole 1931–1933[8] (formerly stationmaster at Cotham)
  • Arthur Gilbert 1933 – c. 1950 (formerly stationmaster at Elton and Orston)
  • George Kingston from 1957[9] (formerly stationmaster at Scalford)


There are trains every hour or two hours to Nottingham and to Boston and Skegness via Grantham. There are less frequent trains to destinations such as Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street. On Sundays, there are normally three services – one to Liverpool Lime Street, one to Skegness and one to Norwich.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
Line and station open
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Newark
Line and station open

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ambergate, Nottingham and Boston, and Eastern Junction Railway". Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties. England. 12 July 1850. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Kingscott, Geoffrey (15 October 2004). Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire. Countryside Books. ISBN 9781853068843.
  3. ^ "Fatal Railway Collision on the Nottingham and Grantham Line". Grantham Journal. England. 17 October 1868. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Aslockton. Shocking accident on the Railway". Grantham Journal. England. 7 January 1905. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Local Happenings. Nottingham Train Crashes Through Gate". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 24 July 1933. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Inquest story of fall from train". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 3 August 1937. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Train Service Alterations from Monday". Grantham Journal. England. 4 January 1963. Retrieved 18 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "42 years on the L.N.E.R.". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 6 January 1937. Retrieved 16 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "To be The Stationmaster at Aslockton". Grantham Journal. England. 21 June 1957. Retrieved 16 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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