Goxhill railway station

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Goxhill National Rail
Goxhill Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceGoxhill
Local authorityNorth Lincolnshire
Coordinates53°40′36″N 0°20′14″W / 53.67668°N 0.33734°W / 53.67668; -0.33734Coordinates: 53°40′36″N 0°20′14″W / 53.67668°N 0.33734°W / 53.67668; -0.33734
Grid referenceTA099213
Operations
Station codeGOX
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 17,936
2014/15Decrease 17,268
2015/16Decrease 13,178
2016/17Increase 13,334
2017/18Increase 14,362
History
Original companyGreat Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLNER
1 March 1848opened
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 Goxhill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Goxhill railway station serves the village of Goxhill in North Lincolnshire, England. It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway in 1848. The station is on the Barton Line 17 miles (27 km) north west of Cleethorpes and all trains serving it are operated by Northern.

It is the last station, when travelling from Cleethorpes towards Barton, to still have two platforms and the original station buildings. The buildings are no longer in railway use (the station has been unstaffed since 1969) and are in private ownership.[1] The station signal box controls a nearby level crossing that still (as of summer 2016) has manually-wound wooden gates rather than modern lifting barriers. Since the main line was re-signalled in January 2016, the box has become the 'fringe' on this route to the York Rail Operating Centre.

Between 1911 & 1963, it was also the junction for the Barton & Immingham Light Railway line to Immingham Dock via Killingholme.[2][3] This route was single line throughout and left the present route just south of the station.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has only basic amenities - a single shelter on the southbound platform, a payphone and timetable poster boards on each side. Tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train. Step-free access is available to each side via the level crossing.[4]

Goxhill Station was notable for being the last operational British Rail railway station to retain original Eastern Region of British Railways enamelled "totem" signs on the platform lamp-posts - one or two of these were dark-reddish/maroon rather than Eastern Region ultramarine dark blue, the reason for this being unclear.[citation needed] These totems were finally replaced with more modern-style signage towards the end of 1988.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The station has a two-hourly service in each direction on weekdays & Saturdays, with a bus connection to/from Hull Paragon via the Humber Bridge available at Barton. All services are operated by a Class 153 including the Sunday service in the summer (May to September), which is limited to four trips each way. No Sunday service operates for the remainder of the year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goxhill Railway Station - BCCRP www.yccrp.co.uk; Retrieved 2013-12-06
  2. ^ The Changing Face of Immingham Docks StationGrimsby Telegraph; Retrieved 2013-12-06
  3. ^ British Industrial History:- Barton & Immingham Light RailwayGraces Guide; Retrieved 2013-12-06
  4. ^ Goxhill station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ Table 28 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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