Elton and Orston railway station

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Elton and Orston
National Rail
Elton and Orston Station.jpg
LocationElton, Rushcliffe
England
Grid referenceSK770400
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeELO
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened15 July 1850
Passengers
2015/16Increase 296
2016/17Decrease 128
2017/18Increase 138
2018/19Increase 164
2019/20Decrease 68
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Elton and Orston (formerly Elton) railway station was intended to serve the villages of Elton and Orston in Nottinghamshire, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway, but now provides minimal rail services.

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[3] 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.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
Nottingham-Grantham Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Historical railways  
Aslockton
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
  Bottesford
Line and station open
Aslockton
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Newark
  Cotham
Line and station closed

Services[edit]

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 can be purchased from the inspector on the train at no extra cost. There are no retail facilities at the station.

There is one service to Nottingham per day at 06:25 and one service to Skegness per day at 17:10. There is no Sunday service. The service operates on most bank holidays.[4]

The 2019/2020 statistics show only 68 recorded journeys to and from Elton and Orston and it was the second least used station in the country behind Berney Arms.[5] It was Nottinghamshire's least used station and is one stop down the line from Leicestershire's least used station, Bottesford.[6]

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. ^ NTGM016291 on http://www.picturethepast.org.uk Picture the Past
  4. ^ "Elton & Orston – Least Used Station in Nottinghamshire". Geoff Marshall via YouTube. 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ Least used stations list on page 4. Retrieved 07 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Bottesford – Least Used Station in Leicestershire". Geoff Marshall via YouTube. 23 April 2018.

External links[edit]

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