Baldock railway station

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Baldock National Rail
Baldockfront2.jpg
From the road
Location
Place Baldock
Local authority District of North Hertfordshire
Grid reference TL245342
Operations
Station code BDK
Managed by Great Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.517 million
2012/13 Increase 0.535 million
2013/14 Increase 0.568 million
2014/15 Increase 0.624 million
2015/16 Increase 0.658 million
History
Key dates Opened 21 October 1850 (21 October 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 Baldock from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1961

Baldock railway station serves the town of Baldock in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the Cambridge Line and is located on the outskirts of Baldock on Station Road.

History[edit]

Opened by the Royston and Hitchin Railway, then run by the Great Northern Railway, it became part of 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.

The station is part of the Thameslink Programme which will connect Cambridge to Farringdon, City Thameslink and Blackfriars station via the Great Northern Route. This project is projected to go live sometime in late 2018.

Services[edit]

Daily (including Sundays) there are two trains per hour southbound towards London King's Cross and two per hour northbound towards Cambridge.[1] One of these is a semi-fast service calling at principal stations only, whilst the other serves outer-suburban stations on the main line and all stations north of Hitchin. Weekday peak variations see some trains originating/terminating at Royston and through trains to Ely & Kings Lynn.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Letchworth Garden City   Great Northern
Great Northern semi-fast
  Royston
  Great Northern
Great Northern stopping
  Ashwell and Morden

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Coordinates: 51°59′35″N 0°11′17″W / 51.993°N 0.188°W / 51.993; -0.188