Thorne South railway station
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Thorne South railway station is one of two stations serving the ex-mining town of Thorne in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 9.75 miles (16 km) north of Doncaster on the South Humberside Main Line. It is unstaffed, and the only passenger facilities are standard shelters on each platform.
The station was more substantial until the mid-1970s, with the westbound platform being an island, a subway linking the platforms and wooden buildings and canopies on each side (the platforms were also located slightly further east than now). There was also a signal box - this was abolished when the line was resignalled in the early 1980s.
There is no ticketing provision here, so all tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. Train running information is provided by timetable poster boards and telephone. A fully accessible ramped footbridge links the two platforms - this was opened in July 2013 by Network Rail to replace the old barrow crossing, which had been the scene of several "near misses" prior to a passenger being injured by a passing train whilst trying to cross the line in January 2013. The temporary structure erected immediately after the accident was then replaced by the current accessible bridge whilst the line was closed for repairs following the spoil tip collapse at Hatfield Colliery.
TransPennine Express serves the station with a single Monday-Saturday service in each direction. The westbound service runs to Manchester Airport (Sheffield on Saturdays) in the early morning, while the eastbound return service runs to Cleethorpes in the late evening.
In February 2013 the line north-east 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.
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South Humberside Main Line
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