Worksop railway station

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Worksop National Rail
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Worksop railway station in 2012
Location
Place Worksop
Local authority Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire
Coordinates 53°18′42″N 1°07′22″W / 53.311667°N 1.122778°W / 53.311667; -1.122778Coordinates: 53°18′42″N 1°07′22″W / 53.311667°N 1.122778°W / 53.311667; -1.122778
Grid reference SK585797
Operations
Station code WRK
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.464 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.450 million
2013/14 Increase 0.453 million
2014/15 Increase 0.458 million
2015/16 Increase 0.465 million
History
Key dates Opened 7 July 1849 (7 July 1849)
Listed status
Listed feature Worksop Station, House and Outbuildings, Carlton Road
Listing grade Grade II listed
Entry number 1045024[1]
Added to list 10 Apr 1975
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Worksop from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Worksop Station in 1957

Worksop railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station which serves the town of Worksop in Nottinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

It was designed by Weightman & Hadfield, Sheffield[1] in the Jacobean style, and built by James Drabble, Carlton in Lindrick, and opened on 7 July 1849 by the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway, part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway

It is today an intermediate stop on the regional service from Lincoln Central to Sheffield operated by Northern and the northern terminus of East Midlands Trains' Robin Hood Line from Nottingham and Mansfield (the section from the latter town was re-opened to passengers on 25 May 1998, after originally losing them to the Beeching Axe in October 1964).

Worksop Power signal box (PSB), which was opened in 1998, is located at the western end of the station on the Retford-bound platform, and there are a number of goods loops and sidings close by that are used for stabling and reversing/recessing coal trains serving the nearby power stations at West Burton and Cottam.

Services[edit]

On weekdays there is a basic hourly service on both the Sheffield to Lincoln route and the Robin Hood line to Nottingham. Some additional peak period trains operate between Sheffield and Retford (with a few starting and finishing here in the early morning and late evening) and most services on this line continue through to Meadowhall, Doncaster and Adwick. On Saturdays only there are three trains to and from Cleethorpes via Brigg.[2]

Sundays see two-hourly services to Sheffield & Lincoln. A Sunday service was introduced on the Nottingham (Robin Hood) line in December 2008, but withdrawn in May 2011 north of Mansfield Woodhouse due to low patronage.

The new Northern franchise due to start in April 2016 will see service improvements on the Lincoln line - the service frequency to Sheffield & Retford will be increased to twice hourly (and to hourly on Sundays), whilst the Lincoln to Sheffield service will be incorporated into Arriva Rail North's Northern Connect regional network and extended to Leeds via Barnsley.[3]

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