Baldock railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Baldock National Rail
Baldockfront2.jpg
From the road
Location
PlaceBaldock
Local authorityDistrict of North Hertfordshire
Grid referenceTL245342
Operations
Station codeBDK
Managed byGreat Northern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.568 million
2014/15Increase 0.624 million
2015/16Increase 0.658 million
2016/17Decrease 0.649 million
2017/18Increase 0.653 million
History
Key datesOpened 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
The station in 1961

Baldock railway station serves the town of Baldock in Hertfordshire, England. It is on the Cambridge Line, 36 miles 47 chains (58.9 km) north of London King's Cross,[1] 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 connects Cambridge to Farringdon, City Thameslink and Blackfriars station via the Great Northern Route. This project went live in 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.[2] These trains serve outer-suburban stations on the main line and all stations north of Hitchin; one train per hour travels on to Cambridge North. On weekdays there is an additional semi-fast train each hour, south to Brighton and north to Cambridge. 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
peak hours only
  Royston
Thameslink
London to Cambridge
Thameslink
Brighton to Cambridge

Notes[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.
  2. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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