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*
2012/13 Decrease 0.450 million
2013/14 Increase 0.453 million
2014/15 Increase 0.458 million
2015/16 Increase 0.465 million
2016/17 Increase 0.490 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 was extended and further buildings added in 1900.[2]

It is today an intermediate stop on the regional service from Lincoln Central to Sheffield (15 34 miles (25.3 km) from the latter) 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). The station buildings on each side are still in use - operator Northern runs the booking office on platform 1, Network Rail has office accommodation on platform 1 and the remaining rooms are utilised as private commercial premises, Platform 2 houses the Railway Cafe.

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. Platform 2 has a turnback facility provided, so that terminating trains from the west and south can terminate and start back from there without having to change lines and use the level crossing at the eastern end.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed part-time (ticket office open Monday - Friday 07:00 - 17:00, Saturday 07:00 - 13:30, closed Sundays); self-service ticket machines are also provided for use outside these times and for collecting advance-purchase tickets. Refreshment facilities are available via a cafe on platform 2, a public house on platform 1 and from vending machines on both sides. Canopies provide covered waiting areas on both platforms – these are also fully accessible for disabled passengers. Train running information is offered via automatic announcements, timetable posters and digital display screens.[3]

The station went through authentic restoration works in early to mid 2018 with a new authentic colour scheme which was used when the station first opened in the 19th century[4].

Services[edit]

On weekdays there is a basic hourly service on both the Leeds to Lincoln (via Sheffield) 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, Barnsley and Leeds. On Saturdays only there are three trains to and from Cleethorpes via Brigg.[5]

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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Worksop Station, House and Outbuildings, Carlton Road (1045024)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 December 2016
  2. ^ "Worksop railway station (2015) Murray-Rust, Alan Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 2 June 2017
  3. ^ Worksop station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ https://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/newly-transformed-worksop-train-station-is-now-complete-1-9256844
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Tables 30 & 55

External links[edit]

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