Market Rasen railway station

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Market Rasen National Rail
Market Rasen railway station in 2003.jpg
Market Rasen railway station in 2003
Location
Place Market Rasen
Local authority West Lindsey
Coordinates 53°23′02″N 0°20′13″W / 53.384°N 0.337°W / 53.384; -0.337Coordinates: 53°23′02″N 0°20′13″W / 53.384°N 0.337°W / 53.384; -0.337
Grid reference TF107887
Operations
Station code MKR
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 59,428
2012/13 Increase 61,092
2013/14 Decrease 60,572
2014/15 Decrease 60,486
2015/16 Increase 62,908
Listed status
Listed feature Railway Station
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1359780[1]
Added to list 16 May 1984
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* 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.
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Market Rasen railway station serves the town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway, with the opening of the line, in 1848.[2] 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.[1]

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.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is generally a train every two hours towards Lincoln Central and Newark North Gate westbound and Grimsby Town eastbound.[3]

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 National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Newark-Grimsby
Disused railways
Wickenby   Great Central Railway   Claxby
The station in the Up direction. 19 August 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Railway Station (1359780)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 3 March 2017 
  2. ^ Cobb, M H (2003). Railway Atlas of Great Britain. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 364. ISBN 0711030030. 
  3. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 27 (Network Rail)

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