Mansfield railway station

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Mansfield National Rail
Mansfieldrear.jpg
The station building from platform 2
Location
Place Mansfield
Local authority Mansfield
Grid reference SK536608
Operations
Station code MFT
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.367 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.349 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.314 million
2014/15 Increase 0.367 million
2015/16 Increase 0.395 million
History
Key dates Opened 1872
Closed 1964
Re-opened 1995 (1872
Closed 1964
Re-opened 1995
)
Listed status
Listed feature Mansfield Railway Station
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1288236[1]
Added to list 17 Mar 1978
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mansfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mansfield railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station which serves the large town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Alternatively it is named Mansfield Town, to distinguish itself from Mansfield Woodhouse and the GCR's former Mansfield Central. The station is 17 miles (27 km) north of Nottingham on the Robin Hood Line, and is managed by East Midlands Trains.

The station has the PlusBus scheme, where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving.

Before the station was reopened in 1995, the town was the largest in the United Kingdom without one, all the more remarkable when it is considered that Mansfield pioneered the railway in the East Midlands. The then-nearest railway station, Alfreton, was known as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service from Mansfield to Nottingham (southbound), and one to Mansfield Woodhouse (northbound) with an hourly service onwards to Worksop. There is an hourly service during the evenings between Nottingham and Worksop. There is also one daily service Mondays to Fridays from Mansfield Woodhouse directly to Norwich; however, there is no corresponding service in the opposite direction.

On Sundays an irregular service (nine trains each way) runs between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse only.[2]

History[edit]

Sign for Mansfield Town station at the Midland Railway Centre, Swannick

The town was originally the terminus of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway, built in 1819. It was bought by the Midland Railway, which used the final section to extend its new Leen Valley line to the present station in 1849.

The present station building was constructed by the Midland Railway in 1872;[1] it acquired listed building status, but following closure in 1964 Mansfield remained isolated from the railway system until 1995, when the Robin Hood Line was reopened to Nottingham.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Mansfield Railway Station (1288236)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 December 2016 
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable, May 2013; Table 55

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Disused railways
Blidworth and Rainworth
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Rolleston Junction to Mansfield
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°08′32″N 01°11′55″W / 53.14222°N 1.19861°W / 53.14222; -1.19861