Fiskerton railway station

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Fiskerton National Rail
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Location
PlaceFiskerton
Local authorityNewark and Sherwood
Grid referenceSK729520
Operations
Station codeFSK
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*
2013/14Decrease 12,106
2014/15Increase 13,116
2015/16Increase 20,302
2016/17Increase 26,760
2017/18Increase 32,822
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Fiskerton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Fiskerton railway station, on Network Rail's Nottingham to Lincoln Line, is situated 2.5 m / 3.5 km southeast of the town of Southwell and serves the village of Fiskerton in Nottinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 4 August 1846[1] by the Midland Railway. It was taken over by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, and by British Rail in 1948.

It is managed by the East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company, which provides services to the station.

In 2017, Network Rail announced that the platforms would be extended to handle longer trains.[2]

Facilities[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 guard on the train at no extra cost. There are no retail facilities at this station.

Services[edit]

EMT's Newark Castle to Nottingham and Matlock services call hourly through the day and early evening in both directions. Only a limited number of through services to/from Lincoln Central call in the May 2016 timetable, though connections are available at Newark. There is a limited service on Sundays, with no departures before mid-afternoon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Nottingham and Lincoln Railway". Lincolnshire Chronicle. England. 7 August 1846. Retrieved 2 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Ashe, Isaac (31 January 2017). "Upgrade planned to two Nottinghamshire stations which are too short for some trains". Nottingham Evening Post. Retrieved 31 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 27

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Disused railways
Bleasby
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Fiskerton to Mansfield
  Southwell
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°03′38″N 0°54′43″W / 53.06056°N 0.91194°W / 53.06056; -0.91194