Kirton Lindsey railway station

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Kirton Lindsey
National Rail
Kirton Lindsey railway station.jpg
Kirton Lindsey station platform looking NE towards Kirton Tunnel and Brigg
LocationKirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire
England
Coordinates53°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 referenceSK933996
Managed byNorthern
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeKTL
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1849
Passengers
2015/16Increase 200
2016/17Increase 358
2017/18Decrease 290
2018/19Decrease 190
2019/20Increase 272
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Kirton Lindsey railway station serves the town of Kirton in Lindsey in North Lincolnshire, 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.[1]

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]

All services at Kirton Lindsey are operated by Northern. The station is currently served by three trains per day in each direction between Sheffield and Cleethorpes which run on Saturdays only.[2]

Weekday services have not called here since October 1993, when British Rail withdrew them at the end of the summer timetable that year.[3]

The local council, however, is campaigning to increase this to an hourly service in each direction.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Northern
Brigg Branch Line
Saturday only
  Historical railways  
Line open, station closed
Great Central Railway
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.22
  2. ^ Table 30 National Rail timetable, May 2020
  3. ^ GB NRT October 1993 Edition, Table 29
  4. ^ Fisher, Nigel (4 June 2007). "Passengers Urged To Show Support". Scunthorpe Telegraph. p. 14. Retrieved 5 June 2007.[dead link]

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