Narborough railway station

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Narborough National Rail
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Narborough railway station
Location
PlaceNarborough
Local authorityBlaby
Coordinates52°34′15″N 1°12′12″W / 52.5708°N 1.2032°W / 52.5708; -1.2032Coordinates: 52°34′15″N 1°12′12″W / 52.5708°N 1.2032°W / 52.5708; -1.2032
Grid referenceSP541973
Operations
Station codeNBR
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 390,282
2014/15Decrease 383,052
2015/16Increase 386,782
2016/17Increase 397,674
2017/18Decrease 393,814
History
Original companySouth Leicestershire Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1864Opened
4 March 1968 (1968-03-04)Closed
5 January 1970 (1970-01-05)Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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 Narborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Narborough railway station serves the villages of Narborough and Littlethorpe in Leicestershire. It is on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Leicester. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT), who are not the train operating company (TOC) – only CrossCountry operate from this station.

A full range of tickets for travel is available from the station ticket office when it is open, or at other times from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1864 by the South Leicestershire Railway, which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1867.[1]

British Railways closed the station on 4 March 1968, but public objections led BR to reopen it on 5 January 1970.[2] Restoration of the station after 21 months of disuse cost £3,250, which was paid for by the then Blaby Rural District Council and Narborough Parish Council.[3]

Next to the station is a level crossing across Station Road.

Services[edit]

There are services to Leicester and Birmingham New Street in each direction usually every hour. There are three trains per day to Stansted Airport.

This station has a waiting room, which is open for the same hours as the booking office.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
CrossCountry
  Historical railways  
Croft
Line open, station closed
  LNWR
South Leicestershire Railway
  Blaby
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Series reference RAIL 636". The Catalogue. The National Archives. 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ Stretton, John (2005). Leicestershire. British Railways Past and Present. Past and Present Publishing. p. not cited. ISBN 1-85895-198-4.
  3. ^ Bevan, Alan, ed. (1998). A-Z of Rail Reopenings (fourth ed.). Fareham: Railway Development Society Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.

External links[edit]

GWR 4900 Class 4965 Rood Ashton Hall at Narborough railway station
Engineering work at Narborough railway station