Scunthorpe railway station

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Scunthorpe National Rail
Scunthorpe Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceScunthorpe
Local authorityNorth Lincolnshire
Coordinates53°35′10″N 0°39′04″W / 53.58618°N 0.65100°W / 53.58618; -0.65100Coordinates: 53°35′10″N 0°39′04″W / 53.58618°N 0.65100°W / 53.58618; -0.65100
Grid referenceSE893108
Operations
Station codeSCU
Managed byTransPennine Express
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 376,870
2014/15Increase 411,584
2015/16Decrease 408,506
2016/17Increase 415,526
2017/18Increase 417,530
– Interchange Increase 3,420
History
Key datesOpened 1928 (1928)
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 Scunthorpe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Scunthorpe railway station serves the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, England. The station is located a short walk from the town centre, on Station Road.

As one approaches the station by road, there is a pay and display car park with around 50 spaces, including 2 disabled spaces. From the car park, it is a short walk to the Ticket Office. Close to the entrance, there is a public telephone box.[1]

The station has two platforms. Platform 1 serves mainly eastbound trains toward Grimsby/Cleethorpes, although some Northern "stopper" services toward Doncaster do use this platform through the day. All westbound TransPennine Express (TPE) services, and most Northern services use Platform 2. This platform is accessible via a footbridge over the tracks and is not accessible for wheelchairs or mobility-impaired passengers. Lifts will however, become available at this station in spring 2019.[2]

The station has limited seating on both platforms and three waiting rooms. There are toilets available on Platform 1, although their use was at one time accessible only by requesting a key from the ticket office; they are now open at all times. When access was restricted, the toilets were kept very clean, earning them the title of "Loo of the Year" in 2005, under the "Railway Stations" category.[citation needed]

This is not the original Scunthorpe station. The original station was known as Frodingham and located over half a mile to the east near the Brigg Road bridge (then a level crossing). It opened in 1864, it was replaced by a second station just 200 yd west from the first in 1887. This one was closed when the present station was opened on 11 March 1928. For over 40 years, the original station was known as "Scunthorpe & Frodingham".

From 1906, the town had another station serving the North Lindsey Light Railway, a line which ran from Dawes Lane, about half a mile to the east, to (originally) West Halton.

Layout[edit]

Side Platform
Platform 1 TP towards Cleethorpes
Platform 2 TP/Northern towards Manchester Airport
Side Platform
Siding towards Scunthorpe Steel Works
Siding towards Scunthorpe Steel Works

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly TPE service eastwards to Cleethorpes, westbound there is the hourly TPE service to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, and the other is the local service operated by Northern that calls at all intermediate stations en route to Doncaster.

On Sundays, there is a two-hourly TPE service each way in the mornings, improving to hourly in the afternoon.

A programme of major engineering work on the route between Thorne Junction and Scunthorpe in the summer of 2009[3] closed the line for 10 weeks to allow embankment reconstruction work to take place.

In February 2013 the line northeast of Hatfield and Stainforth station towards Thorne was blocked by the Hatfield Colliery landslip, with all services over the section halted. The line reopened in July 2013. During the closure a modified timetable was in operation with Cleethorpes trains starting/terminating here.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Scunthorpe station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 23 January 2017
  2. ^ Scunthorpe Station – Access for All Network Rail
  3. ^ Northern Rail Changes to Train Times June 2009 Northern Rail website; Retrieved 9 March 2009
  4. ^ Stainforth landslip rail line to be closed until JulyBBC News; Retrieved 21 December 2015

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
TransPennine Express
Northern
South Humberside Main Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
Terminus
Disused railways
Gunhouse Wharf   Trent, Ancholme & Grimsby   Appleby
Gunness and Burringham   Trent, Ancholme & Grimsby   Appleby