Rauceby railway station

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Rauceby
National Rail
Train at Rauceby railway station in 2008.jpg
General information
LocationSouth Rauceby, North Kesteven
England
Coordinates52°59′07″N 0°27′23″W / 52.985194°N 0.456265°W / 52.985194; -0.456265Coordinates: 52°59′07″N 0°27′23″W / 52.985194°N 0.456265°W / 52.985194; -0.456265
Grid referenceTF037442
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeRAU
ClassificationDfT category F2
Passengers
2016/17Increase 10,948
2017/18Decrease 9,714
2018/19Increase 10,256
2019/20Decrease 9,234
2020/21Decrease 2,586
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Rauceby railway station is a station near the town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, lying close to the western border of the Parish of Old Sleaford and Quarrington just over half-a-mile south of the village of South Rauceby.

History[edit]

The railway station originally served Rauceby Mental Hospital (the former Kesteven Lunatic Asylum, which lies immediately to the south of the railway station and was closed in 1998) and the village of South Rauceby in Lincolnshire, England. The line was built by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway. It now principally serves commuters living in the new housing estates that comprise the Greylees suburb of Sleaford.

The former leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Nick Clegg, proposed to his wife on a platform at the station.[1]

Station[edit]

The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway, which provides all rail services.

A local road crosses the line at the western edge of the platforms, where a signal box and manually operated crossing gates can be seen. The main Grantham to Sleaford road runs to the north of the railway station and crosses the line about a quarter of a mile north east of the station, where automatic barriers are used.

Rauceby still has a working signal box at west end of the station, however the station is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, there are no retail facilities at this station.

Services[edit]

As of June 2012 there are three daily services in both directions which run to Skegness and Nottingham. There are no Sunday services. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.[2]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
Poacher Line
Mondays-Saturdays only

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Andrew (15 April 2010). "Railway stations and romance". Daily Express.
  2. ^ "Table 19" (PDF). National Rail Timetable. December 2012.

External links[edit]

  • England - Lincolnshire (Map). 1:10,560. County series, Epoch 1. Ordnance Survey. 1891. Sheet 106/SW. ; Rauceby station on 1891 OS map.