Lowdham railway station

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Lowdham National Rail
LowdhamRailwayStation7.JPG
Location
PlaceLowdham
Local authorityNewark and Sherwood
Grid referenceSK673459
Operations
Station codeLOW
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 39,520
2014/15Increase 43,870
2015/16Increase 49,272
2016/17Increase 57,236
2017/18Increase 67,308
Listed status
Listed featureLowdham Railway Station, Station Road
Listing gradeGrade II listed
Entry number1370192[1]
Added to list13 May 1986
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lowdham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Lowdham railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station which serves the village of Lowdham in Nottinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

It is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line which was engineered by George Stephenson and opened by the Midland Railway on 3 August 1846.[2] The contractors for the line were Craven and Son of Newark and Nottingham[2] The buildings were designed by Thomas Chambers Hine.

The buildings originally comprised a station building and station master's house combined (pictured), and, on the opposite side of the road, a crossing keeper's hut. The level crossing adjacent to the station is still in operation, but the main building passed into private ownership in 1990. It has since been extensively renovated by the owners, and many original features restored.

In 2017, Network Rail announced that the platforms would be extended to handle longer trains.[3]

Services[edit]

East Midlands Trains 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.[4][5]

East Midlands Trains also run a single train from London St Pancras International to Lincoln via Nottingham and the Midland Main Line Monday to Saturday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Lowdham Railway Station, Station Road (1370192)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 December 2016
  2. ^ a b "Opening of the Nottingham and Lincoln Railway". Lincolnshire Chronicle. England. 7 August 1846. Retrieved 2 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Ashe, Isaac (31 January 2017). "Upgrade planned to two Nottinghamshire stations which are too short for some trains". Nottingham Evening Post. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 27
  5. ^ Table 27 National Rail timetable, May 2017

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°00′24″N 0°59′53″W / 53.00667°N 0.99806°W / 53.00667; -0.99806