Rolleston railway station

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Rolleston National Rail
Rollestonwlc.jpg
Looking west towards the shelter, old station house, and level crossing
Location
PlaceRolleston
Local authorityNewark and Sherwood
Grid referenceSK737525
Operations
Station codeROL
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 4,162
2014/15Increase 4,544
2015/16Decrease 4,340
2016/17Increase 5,532
2017/18Increase 6,418
History
Key datesOpened 1846 (1846)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rolleston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Rolleston station is around half a mile from the small village of Rolleston, one of the Trent side villages close to Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England. The station is convenient for Southwell Racecourse, to which it is adjacent.

Rolleston is on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, its neighbouring stations being Newark Castle, around 4 miles east, and Fiskerton, around ¾ mile west. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway, who provide services to the station.

The station was previously known as Rolleston Junction, as it used to be the junction for the railway line to Southwell and Mansfield, which in its latter years played host to the locally loved 'Southwell Paddy' service. This line closed to passengers in June 1959,[1] although the service beyond Southwell ended three decades earlier. The name also avoided confusion with Rolleston-on-Dove railway station on the line between Burton upon Trent and Egginton Junction.

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.

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Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
Nottingham-Lincoln Line
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Railway
Rolleston Junction to Mansfield
  Southwell
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°03′55″N 0°53′59″W / 53.06528°N 0.89972°W / 53.06528; -0.89972