Elton and Orston railway station

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Elton and Orston National Rail
Elton and Orston Station.jpg
Location
Place Elton
Local authority Rushcliffe
Grid reference SK770400
Operations
Station code ELO
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 72
2012/13 Steady 72
2013/14 Increase 166
2014/15 Decrease 88
2015/16 Increase 296
History
Key dates Opened 1855 (1855)
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* 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 in 1850 and taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[1]

The station itself was opened as "Elton" by the Great Northern Railway in 1855. The station buildings were 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.

With only 88 passengers in 2014/2015, it was the eighth quietest station on the National Rail network.[2]

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 0625 hrs and one service to Skegness per day at 1710 hrs. There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
  2. ^ "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