Foxton railway station

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Foxton National Rail
Foxton station.jpg
Platform 1, for London Kings Cross
Location
PlaceFoxton
Local authoritySouth Cambridgeshire
Grid referenceTL409487
Operations
Station codeFXN
Managed byGreat Northern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 87,164
2014/15Increase 94,080
2015/16Decrease 88,236
2016/17Increase 92,908
2017/18Increase 102,170
History
1 April 1852Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Foxton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Foxton railway station serves the village of Foxton in Cambridgeshire, England. It is 50 miles 77 chains (82.02 km) from London King's Cross.[1] The station is operated by Great Northern.

It is located adjacent to the busy A10 level crossing, which is monitored from the nearby signal box. A freight-only branch (the Barrington Light Railway) diverges to the west beyond the crossing south of the station, serving the nearby Barrington cement works & quarry.[2]

Services[edit]

A train leaves half-hourly in each direction on weekdays (hourly at weekends). Up (London-bound) trains call at Shepreth, Meldreth, Royston, Ashwell and Morden, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Stevenage, Knebworth, Welwyn North, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Finsbury Park and London King's Cross.

Down (away from London) trains go to Cambridge with some continuing to Cambridge North. A number of trains to/from King's Lynn and Ely also call here in the weekday peaks.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shepreth   Great Northern
Hitchin-Cambridge Line
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Shepreth   British Railways
Hitchin-Cambridge Line
  Harston

Platform 2 (for trains to Cambridge) was extended in Summer 2017 to allow 8-car trains to call without straddling the level crossing behind.[4] Platform 1 was not lengthened, as it is located before the crossing and 8-car trains use Selective door operation to open the doors on the front four carriages only.[5]

References[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. ^ "DB Schenker Rail UK runs first service to Barrington Quarry"DB Cargo; Retrieved 23 August 2016
  3. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "Platform extensions in South Cambridgeshire - Thameslink Programme". Thameslink Programme. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Praise for platform extensions at Shepreth and Foxton but rail bosses say Meldreth work not needed". Royston Crow. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°07′08″N 0°03′25″E / 52.119°N 0.057°E / 52.119; 0.057