Saxilby railway station

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Saxilby National Rail
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Northern Rail Class 153 train at Saxilby
Location
Place Saxilby
Local authority West Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°16′01″N 0°39′50″W / 53.267°N 0.664°W / 53.267; -0.664Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 0°39′50″W / 53.267°N 0.664°W / 53.267; -0.664
Grid reference SK892752
Operations
Station code SXY
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 Increase 59,032
2012/13 Decrease 55,916
2013/14 Decrease 48,145
2014/15 Increase 57,298
2015/16 Increase 61,920
History
Key dates Opened 9 April 1849 (9 April 1849)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Saxilby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Saxilby railway station serves Saxilby in Lincolnshire, England. The station is 6 miles (10 km) west of Lincoln Central on the Sheffield-Lincoln line and the Doncaster-Lincoln Line. It was built by The Great Northern Railway and opened in 1849.

The station consists of two platforms, connected by a foot crossing over the line. The station house has now been converted for private use, with one section becoming a private dwelling and the other an office. The station is now unstaffed and all tickets must be purchased from the conductor on the train.

Minimal facilities are provided for passengers, with only a single waiting shelter on platform two. Live train information is available and is situated on platform 1.

During winter 2013, a footbridge connecting platforms was built to redirect commuters from the foot crossing. This opened in the summer 2014.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is generally an hourly service eastbound to Lincoln Central and westbound to Sheffield via Gainsborough Lea Road and Retford. Most of these continue northbound to Meadowhall, Doncaster and Adwick.[1] There are also five trains per day direct to & from Doncaster.[2] On Sundays there are four trains a day towards Lincoln and Sheffield.

Northern provide a majority of the services to the station, with only the infrequent Doncaster service provided by East Midlands Trains, who manage the station. The Northern franchise is due to transfer to a new operator Arriva Rail North from 1 April 2016, who have agreed to improve services on this route as part of the new franchise agreement. This will see weekday services run to/from Leeds via Barnsley and additional trains operate on Sundays.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Tables 29 & 30
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 18
  3. ^ Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT

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