Sileby railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Charnwood|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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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 1⁄2 miles (10.5 km) north of Leicester towards Loughborough.
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.
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 are operated by East Midlands Trains Local.
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|East Midlands Trains|
- Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.
- Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
- Table 53 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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