Leagrave railway station

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Leagrave National Rail
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Main station building
Location
Place Leagrave
Local authority Borough of Luton
Grid reference TL061241
Operations
Station code LEA
Managed by Thameslink
Number of platforms 4
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 1.687 million
2012/13 Increase 1.757 million
2013/14 Increase 1.810 million
2014/15 Increase 1.894 million
2015/16 Increase 1.915 million
History
Key dates Opened 13 July 1868[1] (13 July 1868[1])
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leagrave from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Midland Main Line

Leagrave railway station is located in Leagrave, a suburb in the north of Luton in Bedfordshire, England. Leagrave station is situated on the Midland Main Line 33¾ miles (54 km) north of London St Pancras International. The station is managed by Thameslink, and is served by the Thameslink route.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on the eastern side of Leagrave Village as part of the extension to St. Pancras line. The old Midland station buildings still exist, having been carefully restored in the 1980s.[2] The station buildings underwent some further alteration in 2011 when ticket barriers were installed along with some external alteration to the façades where former windows were made into door ways. The buildings are locally listed as being of significant architectural merit.

Facilities[edit]

Leagrave Station

Leagrave station is a commuter station serving Luton North and surrounding villages, it has seen an increase in passenger number of circa 25% over the period 2010 to 2015 to 1.9million passengers per annum. There is a newsagent and toilet facilities on platform 4, an independent coffee shop on platform 1 and a cab office outside the station adjacent to the main building. Car parking (daily £5.50, monthly £90) can be found on both sides of the station. The station is manned during the day and early evening.

There is a free Council car park besides Leagrave Common ground just 10 minutes walking distance from Leagrave station towards Sundon Park.

The station has a PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together for a cheaper price. It is in the same area as Luton and Luton Parkway stations.

Services[edit]

Photo of Leagrave Railway station, taken from Compton Avenue in Leagrave Village

At Leagrave, trains go north to Bedford. Southbound trains go to London, Gatwick Airport, Brighton and Kent.

The typical off peak service from this station is as follows:

There are two entrance to the station, the main entrance via the original station buildings is from Station Road adjacent to the junction with Capron Road. The other entrance next to the southbound tracks on platform one, can be accessed from Grange Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 13 July 1868
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

External links[edit]


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Thameslink

Coordinates: 51°54′19″N 0°27′31″W / 51.905205°N 0.458625°W / 51.905205; -0.458625