Aslockton railway station

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Aslockton National Rail
Unit 156406 at Aslockton railway station in 2008.jpg
A Skegness-bound train at Aslockton station
Location
PlaceAslockton
Local authorityRushcliffe
Grid referenceSK705401
Operations
Station codeALK
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 22,226
2015/16Increase 23,766
2016/17Increase 30,572
2017/18Decrease 24,948
2018/19Increase 31,204
History
Key datesOpened 15 July 1850 (15 July 1850)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aslockton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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

History[edit]

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] The station building designed by Thomas Chambers Hine was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1857.

On 12 October 1868 a goods train departed Nottingham at 4.15 am. It split near Aslockton station when one of the coupling chains broke. The driver shunted on to the down line, and whilst getting back upon the up line another goods train from Grantham ran into it. The driver of the train from Grantham, Smalley Hutchinson was killed, and the 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 on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. 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.

Current services[edit]

There are trains every hour or two to Nottingham, and trains every hour or two 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
Nottingham-Grantham Line

Former services[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bingham   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
Nottingham to Newark
  Elton

References[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, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
  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.

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Coordinates: 52°57′06″N 0°53′55″W / 52.95167°N 0.89861°W / 52.95167; -0.89861