Newark Castle railway station

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Newark Castle National Rail
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The station building on Platform 1
Location
Place Newark-on-Trent
Local authority Newark and Sherwood
Grid reference SK795543
Operations
Station code NCT
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 Decrease 336,398
2012/13 Decrease 237,509
2013/14 Increase 240,454
2014/15 Increase 538,503
2015/16 Increase 572,285
History
Key dates Opened 3 August 1846 (3 August 1846)
Listed status
Listed feature Castle Railway Station, Great North Road
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1228701[1]
Added to list 19 May 1971
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 Newark Castle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newark-on-Trent
East Coast Main Line
Nottingham to Lincoln Line
Newark Crossing
Newark North Gate
Newark Castle
Great North Road
Nottingham to Lincoln Line
East Coast Main Line
Newark Castle signalbox

Newark Castle railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station which serves the town of Newark in Nottinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

It was built in 1846 for the Midland Railway in the Italianate style. It is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC) who provide all services. Its name comes from the nearby castle. The other station in Newark is Newark North Gate.

Services[edit]

Trains run hourly towards Lincoln eastbound, and half hourly to Nottingham westbound. Mondays to Saturdays, the Nottingham trains continue on alternately to Leicester and to Matlock via Derby. There is only a limited service on Sundays, with trains running as far as Nottingham.[2] EMT supplement peak time services with a daily return train from Lincoln to London St Pancras International Monday to Saturday.

Toilets are available with a small waiting area. The station provides two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'.

Future developments[edit]

Newark and Sherwood district and Nottinghamshire county councils and East Midlands Trains are in discussion to make the station the principal station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. A proposal to extend the Matlock - Nottingham service as far as Newark Castle will give the town a half-hourly service to Nottingham throughout the day. A draft consultation took place the autumn of 2014 place and services duly commenced in May 2015. Initially they ran only on weekdays, but from May 2016, these also run on Saturdays.

The Midland Railway signal box situated by the station is expected to close during 2015, with all signalling henceforth controlled from the East Midlands Control Centre (EMCC) at Derby.

A new ticket office, waiting room and toilets facilities are due to be opened at the station in Autumn 2015.[3]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • David Marshall Smith (1965) The industrial archaeology of the East Midlands: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and the adjoining parts of Derbyshire. Industrial archaeology of the British Isles (David & Charles) page 263

External links[edit]


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Coordinates: 53°04′50″N 0°48′48″W / 53.08056°N 0.81333°W / 53.08056; -0.81333