Netherfield railway station

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Netherfield National Rail
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Location
Place Netherfield
Local authority Gedling
Grid reference SK619408
Operations
Station code NET
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 7,410
2012/13 Decrease 6,682
2013/14 Decrease 5,382
2014/15 Increase 6,050
2015/16 Increase 6,544
History
May 1878 Opened (Colwick)
1 May 1883 Renamed (Netherfield and Colwick)
August 1901 Renamed (Netherfield)
13 July 1925 Renamed (Netherfield and Colwick)
6 May 1974 Renamed (Netherfield)[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Netherfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Netherfield railway station serves the area of Netherfield in the borough of Gedling in Nottinghamshire, England. It comprises a single island platform with two tracks, with only a single waiting shelter. Access is via a flight of steps down from Chaworth Road, which bridges the line at this point.

The station is little-used in comparison with nearby Carlton railway station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, which lies barely 460 yards (420 m) away.

History[edit]

The station is located on the line first opened by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway in 1850 and taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[2]

The station was renamed from Netherfield & Colwick to Netherfield on 6 May 1974.[3]

Netherfield station also marks the junction for the disused line to Gedling, which separates to the north 50 yards (46 m) east of Netherfield. The branch then goes under the A612 road, bridges the Nottingham to Lincoln line, crosses over the A612 and terminates at Gedling coal mine.

Current services[edit]

Train services are extremely limited, with just seven "peak time" trains calling at the station on a typical weekday. Three of those trains operate towards Nottingham (with one early service extended to Liverpool), and the remainder operate to Skegness. All Trains are operated by East Midlands Trains.

The station used to have a PlusBus scheme where combined train and bus tickets could be bought at a reduced price, however it was withdrawn due to low usage owing to the limited rail services.[citation needed] The locality of Netherfield is still part of the Nottingham Plusbus scheme.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains

Former services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Nottingham London Road Low Level   London and North Western Railway
Nottingham to Northampton
  Radcliffe-on-Trent
Nottingham London Road High Level   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
Nottingham to Newark
  Radcliffe-on-Trent
Nottingham London Road High Level   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Shirebrook
Nottingham to Basford & Bulwell
  Gedling

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
  3. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 

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Coordinates: 52°57′41″N 1°04′45″W / 52.96139°N 1.07917°W / 52.96139; -1.07917