Mansfield Woodhouse railway station

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Mansfield Woodhouse National Rail
Mansfield Woodhouse Station.jpg
Location
Place Mansfield Woodhouse
Local authority Mansfield (district)
Grid reference SK534632
Operations
Station code MSW
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 3
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 160,342
2012/13 Decrease 155,792
2013/14 Decrease 139,582
2014/15 Increase 158,692
2015/16 Increase 169,506
History
Key dates Opened 1995 (1995)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mansfield Woodhouse from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mansfield Woodhouse railway station serves the village of Mansfield Woodhouse, which adjoins the town of Mansfield. Both are located in Nottinghamshire, England.

The station is on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop.

Services[edit]

The station sees two services, an hourly Nottingham-Worksop (and return) and hourly working from Nottingham that terminates in the eastern side bay platform, formerly used by all trains prior to the full line reopening in 1998, before returning. During the evening, the Nottingham-Mansfield Woodhouse service does not run.[1]

An hourly Sunday service was introduced in December 2008 with the first and last service being extended to/from Skegness the following summer. Since the May 2011 timetable change, the service frequency has been reduced to two-hourly (eight departures in all) and trains only run to and from Nottingham, with no service to Worksop.

East Midlands Trains also operate one daily service on Mondays to Fridays to Norwich via Peterborough, but there is no corresponding return train from Norwich.

Branch line[edit]

A branch line veered west approximately half a mile north of the station. This single track line, known as "The Pleasley extension", ran through Pleasley Vale to Pleasley West station, and then it split into two.

One line turned sharply north and became the Doe Lea Branch, which wound a very circuitous route through Rowthorne, Glapwell, Bolsover, Barrow Hill and Whittington to Chesterfield. It closed to normal passenger traffic in 1930 and the section between Pleasley and Glapwell was lifted. Coal continued to go out northwards from Glapwell Colliery until it closed in 1974.

The other line continued south west through Teversal and Tibshelf to Westhouses. That line also lost its sparse passenger service in 1930, but remarkably, excursions and summer specials called at Pleasley West and Mansfield Woodhouse up to 1963. The line between Pleasley West and the junction north of Mansfield Woodhouse was closed and lifted in 1964 after which coal from the collieries on the line all went southwards to Westhouses. One by one these collieries closed and all tracks through Pleasley West became redundant and were lifted.

Parts of the trackbed and those of neighbouring lines have been turned into public footpaths and bridleways.[2][3]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Disused railways
Mansfield
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
Pleasley Extension
  Pleasley West
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 53°09′47″N 01°12′05″W / 53.16306°N 1.20139°W / 53.16306; -1.20139