Elton and Orston railway station

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Elton and Orston National Rail
Elton and Orston Station.jpg
Location
PlaceElton
Local authorityRushcliffe
Grid referenceSK770400
Operations
Station codeELO
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Steady 72
2013/14Increase 166
2014/15Decrease 88
2015/16Increase 296
2016/17Decrease 128
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 Elton and Orston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Elton and Orston (formerly Elton) railway station serves the villages of Elton and Orston in Nottinghamshire, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company, which also provides the rail services. The station is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern "Help Points". The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost. There are no retail facilities at this station.

History[edit]

The station is located on the line first opened by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway. Passenger services began on 15 July 1850.[1] The line was taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[2] The station was opened as "Elton" by the Great Northern Railway in 1855. The master's lodge and ticket office building was designed by Thomas Chambers Hine. Images such as NTGM016291 on Picture the Past show how the station looked in 1967. No station buildings by Hine survived by 2008. There is a small 1980s brick-built shelter on one platform. The name of the station was still plain "Elton" in 1904.

The 2016/2017 statistics show only 128 recorded journeys to and from Elton and Orston.[3]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Mondays-Saturdays only

Former services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Aslockton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
  Bottesford
Aslockton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Newark
  Cotham

Services[edit]

There is one service to Nottingham per day at 06.25hrs and one service to Skegness per day at 17.10. There is no Sunday service. A normal service operates on most bank holidays.

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. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
  3. ^ "Revealed: Britain's busiest and quietest stations". BBC News. BBC. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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Coordinates: 52°57′06″N 00°51′21″W / 52.95167°N 0.85583°W / 52.95167; -0.85583