Lowdham railway station

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Lowdham National Rail
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Location
Place Lowdham
Local authority Newark and Sherwood
Grid reference SK673459
Operations
Station code LOW
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 41,656
2012/13 Increase 44,660
2013/14 Decrease 39,520
2014/15 Increase 43,870
2015/16 Increase 49,272
Listed status
Listed feature Lowdham Railway Station, Station Road
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1370192[1]
Added to list 13 May 1986
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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.
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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 only call from mid-afternoon onwards and run between Lincoln and Nottingham.[4]

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. (Subscription required (help)). 
  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

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