Rauceby railway station
|Location||South Rauceby, North Kesteven|
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
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.
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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Railway|
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- England - Lincolnshire (Map). 1:10,560. County series, Epoch 1. Ordnance Survey. 1891. Sheet 106/SW. ; Rauceby station on 1891 OS map.