Kirton Lindsey railway station

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Kirton Lindsey National Rail
Kirton Lindsey station.JPG
Kirton Lindsey station platform looking NE towards Kirton Tunnel and Brigg
Location
Place Kirton-in-Lindsey
Local authority North Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°29′06″N 0°35′38″W / 53.485°N 0.594°W / 53.485; -0.594Coordinates: 53°29′06″N 0°35′38″W / 53.485°N 0.594°W / 53.485; -0.594
Grid reference SK933996
Operations
Station code KTL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   163
2005/06 Decrease 137
2006/07 Increase 168
2007/08 Decrease 126
2008/09 Decrease 88
2009/10 Increase 220
2010/11 Increase 224
History
Key dates Opened 1849 (1849)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kirton Lindsey from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kirton Lindsey railway station serves the town of Kirton Lindsey in North Lincolnshire, England. The station was opened in 1849 on the former main line of the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway which became part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.

The station was built with two flanking platforms with the main station building on the Sheffield-bound side at the top of a long approach road. The Grimsby-bound platform had a simple waiting shelter and the platforms were linked by a latticed footbridge. The footbridge and Grimsby bound platform have since been removed and the route reduced to a single track at this point.

Service[edit]

It is served by only three passenger trains (in each direction) on Saturdays only between Sheffield and Cleethorpes.[1] Weekday services have not called here since October 1993, when British Rail withdrew them at the end of the summer timetable that year.[2]

The local council, however, is campaigning to increase this to an hourly service in each direction.[3]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Saturday only
Disused railways
Northorpe   Great Central Railway   Scawby[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2014-15, Table 30
  2. ^ GB NRT October 1993 Edition, Table 29
  3. ^ Fisher, Nigel (2007-06-04). "Passengers Urged To Show Support". Scunthorpe Telegraph. p. 14. Retrieved 2007-06-05. [dead link]
  4. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.22

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