Knebworth railway station

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Knebworth National Rail
Knebworth railway station, Hertfordshire (geograph 3242098).jpg
Knebworth railway station
Location
PlaceKnebworth
Local authorityDistrict of North Hertfordshire
Coordinates51°52′01″N 0°11′13″W / 51.867°N 0.187°W / 51.867; -0.187Coordinates: 51°52′01″N 0°11′13″W / 51.867°N 0.187°W / 51.867; -0.187
Grid referenceTL249202
Operations
Station codeKBW
Managed byGreat Northern
Number of platforms4
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.567 million
2014/15Increase 0.595 million
2015/16Decrease 0.590 million
2016/17Increase 0.594 million
2017/18Decrease 0.587 million
History
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
1 February 1884 (1884-02-01)Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Knebworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Knebworth railway station serves the village of Knebworth in Hertfordshire, England. It is 25 miles 3 chains (40.29 km) from London King's Cross on the East Coast Main Line.[1] It is managed and served by Great Northern.

History[edit]

The main line of the Great Northern Railway was completed in 1852.[2] A station at Knebworth was opened on 1 February 1884.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Knebworth station, 1992

In 2009 previous franchise holder First Capital Connect installed tactile surfaces to the stations stairways, after it gained funding from the Department for Transport as part of its "Access For All" scheme.[4]

Services[edit]

There is a half-hourly service southbound to London King's Cross. Northbound there is an hourly service to Cambridge and Peterborough respectively.[5]

On Sundays there is at least an hourly service to both London Kings Cross and Cambridge during the day, with additional services on Sunday mornings to London.

Route[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern
Great Northern Route

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 15B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ Nock, O.S. (1958). The Great Northern Railway. London: Ian Allan. p. 23.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 136. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Main.php?sEvent=News&sFileName=News.php&iId=143
  5. ^ Table 25 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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