Foxton railway station
Platform 1, for London Kings Cross
|Local authority||South Cambridgeshire|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 April 1852||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Platform 2 (for trains to Cambridge) was extended in Summer 2017 to allow 8-car trains to call without straddling the level crossing behind. 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.
- Padgett, David (October 2016) . Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 24C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
- "DB Schenker Rail UK runs first service to Barrington Quarry"DB Cargo; Retrieved 23 August 2016
- Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- "Platform extensions in South Cambridgeshire - Thameslink Programme". Thameslink Programme. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "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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