Lowdham railway station
|Local authority||Newark and Sherwood|
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Listed feature||Lowdham Railway Station, Station Road|
|Listing grade||Grade II listed|
|Added to list||13 May 1986|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
It is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line which was engineered by George Stephenson and opened by the Midland Railway on 3 August 1846. The contractors for the line were Craven and Son of Newark and Nottingham The buildings were designed by Thomas Chambers Hine.
The buildings originally comprised a station building and station master's house combined (pictured), a weighbridge hut at the entrance to the goods yard, a goods shed and stables for the horses the drays that delivered the goods around the village. On the opposite side of the railway, there was a waiting room, a porter's room and a Lamp hut all on the platform, and across the road, a signal box. The level crossing adjacent to the station is still in operation, but the main building passed into private ownership in 1990. In September 2016, the line was re-signalled by Network Rail, making the signal boxes at Lowdham, Morton, Fiskerton and Staythorpe redundant. The station building has since been extensively renovated by the owners, and many original features restored.
In 2017, Network Rail extended the Nottingham-bound platform to compensate for the reduction in usable platform caused by the positioning of one of the new signals.
East Midlands Railway serve this station with trains between Newark Castle and Matlock via Nottingham. Trains call hourly each way throughout the day (with extras at peak times). These mostly run between Newark Castle and Matlock via Derby, but some Lincoln to Nottingham and Leicester trains also call at peak times and in the evenings. On Sundays, trains now run hourly all day rather than from mid-afternoon onwards as they did prior to the May 2017 timetable change; these run between Lincoln and Nottingham only.
- Historic England, "Lowdham Railway Station, Station Road (1370192)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 December 2016
- "Opening of the Nottingham and Lincoln Railway". Lincolnshire Chronicle. England. 7 August 1846. Retrieved 2 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 27
- Table 27 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- The listed buildings register entry for Lowdham Station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Railway|
|East Midlands Railway|
Midland Main Line
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