Market Rasen railway station
Market Rasen railway station in 2003
|Local authority||West Lindsey|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Listed feature||Railway Station|
|Listing grade||Grade II listed|
|Added to list||16 May 1984|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Market Rasen from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway, with the opening of the line, in 1848. The station was a substantial structure with an overall roof below which all the usual station facilities could be found including a W. H. Smith bookstall. The station buildings are Grade II listed.
It is the only station now between Lincoln and Barnetby, but in the past there were many more (these mainly succumbed to the Beeching Axe in 1965). The signal box which was at the south end of the Lincoln platform was removed to Great Central Railway (heritage railway) at Quorn and re-erected in 1987.
Nowadays it is on the "Grimsby - Lincoln - Newark" line and is managed by East Midlands Trains.
There is a limited (three trains per day each way) Sunday service between May and September only, with no service during the winter months.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains
|Wickenby||Great Central Railway||Claxby|
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