Sileby railway station

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Coordinates: 52°43′52.42″N 1°6′34.42″W / 52.7312278°N 1.1095611°W / 52.7312278; -1.1095611

Sileby National Rail
Sileby railway station in 2010.jpg
Location
Place Sileby
Local authority Borough of Charnwood
Grid reference SK602151
Operations
Station code SIL
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 107,524
2012/13 Decrease 99,918
2013/14 Increase 111,478
2014/15 Increase 113,626
2015/16 Increase 123,694
History
1840 Opened
1968 Closed
1994 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sileby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sileby railway station is a railway station serving the village of Sileby in Leicestershire, England. The station is located on the Midland Main Line 6 12 miles (10.5 km) north of Leicester towards Loughborough.

The original station was built in 1840 for the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway[1]

Down empties south of Sileby in 1962

The line cut the village in two connecting the halves with a substantial stone bridge. The platform structures were of timber and very little remains after closure in 1968 apart from the station house.[2]

It reopened on 27 May 1994 as part of phase one of the Ivanhoe Line.

For journeys beginning at Sileby, the full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost. It is a penalty fare station however, so a permit to travel must be bought from the machine installed on the Leicester-bound platform before joining the train.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturdays, there is an hourly service southbound to Leicester and northbound to Nottingham continuing onwards to Lincoln Central. There is no Sunday service.[3]

Services are operated by East Midlands Trains Local.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  3. ^ Table 53 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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