Lincoln St. Marks railway station

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Lincoln St. Marks
Lincoln St Mark's Station.jpg
The grand portico at St Marks
Location
PlaceLincoln
AreaShire district of Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Coordinates53°13′28″N 0°32′39″W / 53.22445°N 0.54404°W / 53.22445; -0.54404Coordinates: 53°13′28″N 0°32′39″W / 53.22445°N 0.54404°W / 53.22445; -0.54404
Grid referenceSK973707
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Post-groupingLMSR
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
4 August 1846Opened as Lincoln by the Midland Railway
29 September 1950Renamed Lincoln St. Marks
11 May 1985Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Lincoln Lines
Doncaster–Lincoln line
to Doncaster
Sheffield-Lincoln Line
to Sheffield
Pyewipe Junction
Boultham Junction
West Holmes Junction
Nottingham–Lincoln line
to Nottingham
Holmes Yard
Lincoln St. Marks
Brayford Wharf Crossing
High Street Crossing
GN and GE
Avoiding Line
Lincoln Central
Sheffield–Lincoln line
to Cleethorpes
GN Terrace Crossing
Sincil Junction
Grantham–Lincoln line
to Grantham
Washingboro' Junction
Peterborough–Lincoln line
to Peterborough
Lincolnshire loop line
to Spalding & Boston

Lincoln St. Marks is a closed railway station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line.[1]

History[edit]

St. Mark's railway station, the first in Lincoln, was opened by the Midland Railway in 1846. It was originally a terminus; the line was extended through the station only a few years after it opened, to connect with the Great Northern Railway just to the east of that company's Lincoln Central station. The Durham Ox Junction was also crossed by a road, leading to many delays. The junction was crossed by Pelham Bridge in the mid-1950s. Until its closure St. Marks was the mainline station, with through services from Cleethorpes to London King's Cross. Prior to closure of the Lincoln-to-Grantham line during the Beeching Axe, London services had used Lincoln Central. Direct services from London ceased with rail privatisation; after this, travel to St Marks required a change of train at Newark North Gate.

To avoid unnecessarily operating two stations, St Marks closed in 1985; services were diverted to the nearby Lincoln Central. The construction of a new 80-metre length of track to the west allowed services from Newark Castle station to reach Lincoln Central. The grand ionic portico that was once the entrance has been preserved and, as of January 2007, was home to Lakeland Limited as part of the commercial development of the site. A mock signalbox has also been erected in the car park on which has been affixed an original sign from the station. The remainder of the former station site is now St. Marks Shopping Centre.[2] The redevelopment, in keeping with the preserved buildings, won an Ian Allan Heritage Award in 2009, which is commemorated by a plaque.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Hykeham
Line closed, station open
  Midland Railway
Nottingham to Lincoln Line
  Terminus
Terminus   Great Central Railway   Reepham
Line and station closed

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "St. Marks station (499041)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Shopping Centre". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer, W. Philip Conolly, Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 0-7110-0320-3